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HIV discrimination removed from new insurance policy guidance

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) Guide to Minimum Standards for Critical Illness Cover (CIC), published today, has removed discriminatory content about people living with HIV.

Published
23 May 2018
From
National AIDS Trust
Chinese man with HIV wins back his job and US$9,000 in lost earnings after year-long fight

A Chinese man who claimed he was unfairly dismissed for having HIV has been reinstated by his former employer and paid 60,000 yuan (US$9,400) in compensation following mediation through a District Court, according to an online news report.

Published
23 May 2018
From
South China Morning Post
These Gay Men Were Fired From The Peace Corps After They Tested Positive For HIV

The Peace Corps dismissed at least two men after they tested positive for HIV — and denied HIV prevention medication to others.

Published
16 May 2018
From
BuzzFeed News
US Jail to Pay $27,500 to Inmate Who Was Isolated for Having HIV

“Segregation of detainees with HIV in jails or prisons is unlawful” under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Published
03 April 2018
From
Poz
UK: HIV+ Man Crowdfunds Legal Challenge After Being ‘Refused Appointment’

A man who says his dentist refused to see him because of his HIV status is now crowdfunding a legal challenge under the Equality Act.

Published
06 March 2018
From
RightsInfo
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.

Published
15 February 2018
From
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.

Published
12 February 2018
From
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.

Published
09 February 2018
From
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.

Published
07 February 2018
From
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.

Published
02 February 2018
From
The Conversation
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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