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Thursday, September 3, 2015

DOJ issue guidelines on rights of those living with HIV/AIDS


By JERRY WOLFFE

The Department of Justice has published a new tri-fold brochure, Protecting the Rights of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS | (PDF), to explain the rights of persons with HIV/AIDS under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the requirements of the ADA for employers, businesses, non-profit agencies, and State and local governments with respect to persons with HIV/AIDS.

The two-sided brochure (print using “Tablet” setting) summarizes the more detailed Questions and Answers: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Persons with HIV/AIDS |PDF.  Duplication and wide distribution of both is encouraged.

To find out more about the Department’s efforts to fight discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS, including how to file a complaint of HIV/AIDS discrimination, visit ADA.gov/AIDS or call the Department's toll-free ADA Information Line at 1-800-514-0301 or 1-800-514-0383 (TDD). 

Jerry Wolffe is the advocate-at-large, writer-in-residence at the Macomb-Oakland Regional Center. He can be reached at (586) 263-8950.

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