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  • New York Will Investigate Reports of Gay Men Denied Insurance

    State financial regulators in New York said Wednesday that they would investigate reports that gay men have been denied insurance policies covering life, disability or long-term care because they were taking medication to protect themselves against H.I.V. Such denials would amount to illegal discrimination based on sexual orientation, and the companies doing so could be penalized, said Maria T. Vullo, the state’s superintendent of financial services.

    15 February 2018 | New York Times
  • He Took a Drug to Prevent AIDS. Then He Couldn't Get Disability Insurance

    When Dr. Cheng applied for disability insurance — which many young doctors do to protect a lifetime’s worth of income should they be hurt — he was told that, because he was taking Truvada, he could have only a five-year policy.

    12 February 2018 | New York Times
  • Philippines: Discrimination Against Workers with HIV

    Workplace discrimination in the Philippines includes refusal to hire, unlawful firing, and forced resignation of people with HIV. Some employers may also disregard or actively facilitate workplace harassment of employees who are HIV positive. In most of the discrimination cases that Human Rights Watch documented, employees with HIV did not file formal complaints, most frequently due to fear of being further exposed as HIV positive, which could prevent future employment.

    09 February 2018 | Human Rights Watch
  • VICTORY: Publix Reverses Stance. Will Make PrEP Available To Employees

    Today, after a week-long battle, Publix announced they reversed their stance on providing PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) to prevent the transmission of HIV to their more than 188,000 employees across 7 southern states.

    07 February 2018 | Equality Florida
  • Canada: It's time to stop linking 'loose morals' to immigrants with HIV

    A recent example of blatant prejudice is a part of a bigger story about how the Canadian immigration system processes applications made by people with HIV infection. There are more directives governing HIV infection than any other health condition in the immigration system.

    02 February 2018 | The Conversation
  • HIV Medicine Association chair argues new HHS division ‘defies fundamental medical ethic’

    “The new HHS division, like other ‘religious freedom’ efforts across the country, is a thinly disguised invitation to stigmatize and discriminate against LGBTQ individuals in the name of religion,” said HIV Medicine Association Chair Melanie Thompson.

    30 January 2018 | Healio
  • “Loathsome” Reason a Model Can Sue After Her Image Appeared in HIV Ads

    Brooklyn model Avril Nolan can sue a New York state agency for using a stock photo of her in an HIV ad, reports The New York Post. The reasoning, in part, is that people with HIV are stigmatized and considered “loathsome” by a “significant segment of society.”

    22 January 2018 | Poz
  • HIV positive man can become a commercial pilot

    An HIV positive man who was told he could not train as a commercial pilot will be allowed to begin training after a U-turn by aviation officials.

    19 January 2018 | BBC News
  • A British Man Has Been Prevented From Becoming An Airline Pilot Because He Has HIV

    Britain's Civil Aviation Authority has blocked a man from Glasgow from pursuing his ambition of flying planes. "It's destroyed a boyhood dream," he told BuzzFeed News.

    11 December 2017 | BuzzFeed
  • The Most Anti-Gay Corporate Policy in America Today

    It’s time to end the anti-gay PrEP exclusion in America’s insurance industry. Some of the largest insurance companies in the nation exclude PrEP users who individually apply for life insurance, long-term care insurance or disability insurance.

    08 December 2017 | GLAD
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