Accommodations should be made on a case by case basis, considering each employees individual limitations and accommodation needs.
Employers are encouraged to contact JAN to discuss specific situations in more detail.
The primary purpose of these revisions is to incorporate information about the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (Amendments Act), effective January 1, 2009, which amended the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and included a conforming amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that affects the meaning of disability in Section 504.
The Amendments Act broadens the interpretation of disability. ." OCR enforces Section 504 in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from ED. The Section 504 regulations require a school district to provide a "free appropriate public education" (FAPE) to each qualified student with a disability who is in the school district's jurisdiction, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability.
With proper medical care, including antiretroviral (ART) treatment, HIV can be controlled, but not cured (CDC, 2015).
A person with HIV disease can be asymptomatic during the early stage of the disease and appear healthy while living with HIV. As the HIV virus slowly weakens the body’s immune system, a variety of symptoms and limitations can develop.
Each publication in the series addresses a specific medical condition and provides information about the condition, ADA information, accommodation ideas, and resources for additional information.
The Accommodation and Compliance Series is a starting point in the accommodation process and may not address every situation.
This includes taunts directed against a person living with HIV infection, a person perceived as having HIV infection, or a person associated with someone with HIV infection.
This article presents a brief discussion of guidelines and issues that might be addressed in an in-service for teachers in general education to prepare them for a student with HIV or AIDS in their classrooms.
JANs Accommodation and Compliance Series is designed to help employers determine effective accommodations and comply with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
For information on assistive technology and other accommodation ideas, visit JAN's Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) at
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), the virus that causes AIDS, is a life-long disease that compromises the body’s immune system, making it difficult to fight-off illnesses and other diseases.