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new job
Nov 29, 2005

hi I am about 9 weeks into a new job. I will be ready for a 90 day hiv test from a low risk exposure within the next few days. I did not do cobra between jobs as I wasn't thinking there may be an exposure chance. I was qualified for coverage on nov 1st and signed up. will I have any preexisting condition issues to deal with if I test positive?

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Assuming your new health plan defines a pre-existing condition as a condition that you sought medical assistance for, took medication for or were treated for in a period of time (usually 90 days) prior to coverage becoming effective and you did not see a physician, take medication for, get tested for, etc. for HIV in the period specified prior to coverage, you would not have a pre-exsiting condition under the plan.

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