These impairments are generally not rated severe enough to keep a claimant from working because of the successful treatments offered today. However, if you are suffering from serious problems with weakness, weight loss, night sweats, or serious mental problems related to HIV or AIDS these are factors in deciding if you are unable to work. Problems with medications can also be a factor. If you have a history of drug addiction and you are claiming HIV or AIDS as an impairment, the Social Security Administration will be biased against you.
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