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Federal Agencies Continue Work to Develop NHAS Action Plan

The White House

Since the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 [PDF 2,230 KB] was released in late July, representatives of 10 federal agencies plus the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have been working within their departments as well as collaboratively across agencies to identify the action steps that will be taken to implement the Strategy. In addition, the Department…

Joint HUD-DOJ Demonstration Designed to Prevent Homelessness among Victims of Domestic Violence


To help prevent victims of domestic violence living with HIV/AIDS from falling into homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making more than $9 million available to state, local governments, and non-profits through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)/Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Project Demonstration – a collaborative effort…

Justice Department Settles with Private Career College for Discrimination Against Applicant with HIV

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 27, 2015 The Justice Department announced today that it has reached an agreement with Compass Career Management L.L.C. (Compass Career College) of Hammond, Louisiana, to remedy violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Compass Career College is a private provider of vocational education and career training. Title III of…

Justice Department Settles with Ohio Healthcare System Over HIV Discrimination

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The Justice Department announced on January 15, 2015 that, as part of its Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative, the department has reached a settlement with Genesis Healthcare System (Genesis) to resolve claims that Genesis discriminated against a woman with HIV in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Genesis operates a healthcare system that includes a…

Maxim Healthcare Services Will Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit


Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc., a nationwide staffing service for nurses and other health care professionals, will pay $75,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to resolve a federal disability discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced last week. According to the lawsuit, Maxim Healthcare Services in Pittsburgh refused to hire a candidate for an…


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Courtesy of Vanita Gupta, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. “On World AIDS Day 2014, the Department of Justice recognizes that eradicating stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and AIDS is a key civil rights issue. With today’s observance, we reaffirm our commitment to protect and advance the rights of people…

Improving the Fight Against Intersecting Epidemics: An Update on Federal Efforts to Address HIV/AIDS and Intimate Partner Violence Among Women and Girls

The White House

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and an important time to draw attention to the alarming prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) among women and girls. This is particularly true for women living with HIV, over half of whom have experienced IPV in their lifetime. An HIV diagnosis can trigger or exacerbate violence, while trauma…

Housing Grants for HIV+ Women Experiencing Domestic Violence


Women living with HIV/AIDS face multiple challenges—including increased risk for intimate partner violence (IPV) and housing instability. We know that the combination of HIV, violence, and insecure housing can have dramatic repercussions on women’s health. Studies indicate that over half (55%) of U.S. women living with HIV have experienced IPV. Women who experience violence are…