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Can I still work as an Occupational Therapist being positive?
Feb 21, 2013

I am planning on becoming an occupational therapist, but have been weary about my status coming up during the application process, and in the future, within the workplace. I know Occupational Therapy isn't nearly as invasive as being a doctor or nurse, but I am worried my status could keep me from working my dream career/job. I don't want (nor do I feel the need) to disclose my status information when applying to OT school or within the workplace.

Response from Mr. Chambers

Your HIV status should not be an issue for your proposed occupation. Should it become an issue, I encourage you to contact an AIDS Legal Services Agency in your area.

Good luck, Jacques



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