Question: Is HIV a disability in Ireland?

If you are working with someone who is living with HIV then by Irish law this is classed as a disability according to Equality Legislation. This means that a person cannot be treated differently from anyone else within the workplace just because they are living with HIV.

Is HIV classed as a disability?

Q: Are people with HIV or AIDS protected by the ADA? A: Yes. An individual is considered to have a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment.

Can I work in Ireland if I am HIV positive?

There are no specific entry or residence regulations for people with HIV/AIDS. Neither a medical certificate nor an HIV test result is required when entering the country. Foreigners with a known HIV infection are not subject to specific residence regulations.

What benefits can I claim with HIV?

There are two main benefits that people living with HIV may need to apply for: 1. Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) has replaced Incapacity Benefit for people who cant work due to illness or disability. ESA is now the benefit for anyone with HIV who is not fit for work due to poor health.

Are HIV drugs free in Ireland?

As part of the public health service, HIV treatment (appointments, medication, or possible hospitalisation) is provided for free in Ireland regardless of your citizenship or whether you are working or not.

How much does PrEP cost?

Truvada costs $2,000 a month. Experts say that out-of-pocket expense is preventing a lot of people from taking the PrEP treatment to prevent HIV infection. A drug doesnt do much good if people dont take it.

What is the best time to take PrEP?

You can take PrEP any time during the day, with or without food. PrEP works best if you take it at the same time every day. You may want to take PrEP before or after a daily activity, like when you eat breakfast, or when you brush your teeth before bed. To help you remember, keep your pill bottle where you will see it.

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