Aug 1, 2000
I work for a large company. I am very private about my HIV status. A few months ago I had been calling in quite a bit and people began to put the pieces together. One associate actually came out and made a severe comment and it got back to management. My status was disclosed and I ended up letting the guy off the hook about the comment because I truly felt he didn't mean it. Now I am stuck with EVERYONE knowing my status. I don't feel the same anymore. I am noticing reactions from certain people/mgmt that make me feel uncomfortable. Along with all this I am gay and in a very bad atmosphere. If I quit I'll loose my insurance. I'm on antivirals and I don't know if I have the energy to start over. Any advice?
Response from Ms. Franzoi
If you quit, you will have COBRA rights. If you leave your current job and elect COBRA, you would have medical coverage until you find another job. However, COBRA coverage is available for only 18 months. The COBRA premium that you will have to pay will be 102% of what your employer was paying for this coverage.
Steps I should take BEFORE disability
- Where Is Herpes Located?
- What Is The Meaning Chlamydia Igg Test Positive?
- What Is The Difference Between Hives And Shingles?
- What Is The Causative Agent Of Shingles?
- What Happens If You Have Gonorrhea For A Year Without Treatment?
- What Does It Means If Someone Have Recurrence Of Genital Warts?
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.