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World AIDS Day 2011

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On this World AIDS Day, the Department of Justice reconfirms its leadership role in combating discrimination against people with HIV and AIDS. We  remain committed to realizing our mission under President Obama’s landmark National HIV/AIDS Strategy, to address the stigma and discrimination still experienced by those living with HIV/AIDS. People with HIV and AIDS are…

U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights of Day 3

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This is the third in our series of daily highlights from the U.S. Conference on AIDS in Chicago. This post spotlights some activities related to treatment and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) from Saturday, November 12. Later this week we will provide a summary of the final day of the conference along with a blog…

HIV/AIDS Highlights from the 2011 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference

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CBCF "HIV Criminalization" Panel

Co-authored by Meico Whitlock, AIDS.gov Fellow   The nation’s HIV/AIDS epidemic was a key topic of discussion during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 2011 Annual Legislative Conference held earlier this fall. Thousands of African American elected officials, business leaders, media representatives, and others assembled for the four-day event in Washington, DC. HIV/AIDS Special Focus of…

Federal Leads Review Progress at One-Year Anniversary

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On the eve of the first anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), representatives of the six federal agencies tasked by the President with lead responsibility for implementing NHAS gathered for one of our regular meetings and shared updates on implementation progress. Chairing the meeting, the Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Howard Koh, praised the…

Online Resources to Protect Those with HIV/AIDS

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To mark the one-year anniversary of the release of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the Justice Department has launched a new section of its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) website, http://www.ada.gov/aids Persons with HIV and persons with AIDS are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which gives federal civil rights protections to persons with…

It is a Civil Right to Live Free from Discrimination on the Basis of HIV/AIDS Status

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When the Attorney General, Eric H. Holder, Jr., signed the Justice Department’s operational plan (PDF 354 KB) for implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, he underscored the Department’s leadership role in eradicating discrimination against those living with HIV/AIDS. The Civil Rights Division has significant enforcement authority over the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act,…

Justice Department Issues Letter Regarding Illegal Exclusion of Individuals with HIV/AIDS from Occupational Training and State Licensing

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The Justice Department has issued letters to the attorneys general of all 50 states, as well as U.S. territories to request their assistance in addressing the illegal exclusion of individuals with HIV/AIDS from occupational training and state licensing. Persons with HIV and persons with AIDS are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which…

Department of Justice Settles with Cosmetology School in Puerto Rico on Allegations of HIV Discrimination

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Last month the Justice Department announced the settlement of an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complaint against Modern Hairstyling Institute Inc. in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. The Justice Department initiated its investigation in response to an allegation that Modern Hairstyling Institute Inc. discriminated against an HIV-positive applicant by denying her enrollment. Modern Hairstyling Institute Inc.’s cooperation…