Yeah, I think ANTL response comes out of concern though I'm sure you have weighed the cost and the stress factors. It really depends on the context for these issues and perhaps if being your being unemployed is directly related to your health issues, a better place to put that might be an addendum. You could certainly mention that you are HIV+ in your essay, but I would focus on how overcoming the illness mentally has made you a stronger person, etc. instead of simply mentioning it with no further explanation as schools will want to make sure that you able to cope with law school (as ANTL suggested) and the stress of it. I'm sure you can and that as an intelligent being you've weighed all these options, so if you do decide to mention it, you've got to allay the adcomm's fears as well.