3H HIV/AIDS as a Disability

3H HIV/AIDS as a Disability

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides protections against discrimination for people with disabilities (PWDs.) If a person living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), either symptomatic, has physical impairments that substantially limit one or more major life activities or major bodily functions, they meet the criteria of a PWD and are thusly protected by the ADA (U.S. DOH, 2012). PLWHA are often discounted as needing and/or being eligible for supports such as work accommodations, vocational rehabilitation, and disability insurance. This is further compounded by the phenomenon of AIDS-stigma, “the social devaluing of people perceived to have AIDS or HIV as well as the individuals, groups, and communities with which they are associated” (Herek, Widman & Capitanio 2005). The presenters will provide data associated with guidance for employees, employers, and service providers to include pivotal discrimination-based legal cases and current demographic trends of PSWHA in the United States.

Speakers
Experience Level
General
Requirements
This course may be applied as elective credits toward certification by ACTCP members.
Session
3H
Start
3:30 PM
End
5:00 PM
Status
Open
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