Hiring or employment of hep b positive persons
Apr 16, 2010
Good day Dr. I was just diagnosed to be hep b positive and I am worried that no one would employ or hire me to work. Is there any laws or regulations that forbid these companies from hiring persons who unknowingly contracted the virus?
Response from Dr. McGovern
Most jobs do not require testing for hepatitis B. Furthermore, you have been told you are "positive". Your doctor should tell you whether that means you are positive for past exposure (with clearance) or if you are positive - as in chronic infection. Regardless, if you have not been exposed to hepatitis A, you should get vaccinated.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.