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poz10yrs
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Employment / Career Issues
      11/16/13 12:46 AM

Hello,
I am just writing to share that I have been having difficulties considering careers in regards to my HIV status. This is because in 2008 I went head to head with a doctor, during a physical, about whether or not my status should prevent me from doing social work. This guy was really just a Nurse Pract., and he was determined to prevent me from working in SW field with my new associate's degree. I left that hospital feeling anger and frustration. I did get my medical paper signed by my HIV doctor, and have since been avoidant in pursuing further education investment in anything that includes contact with people. I have been working as a Mental Health Tech for several years now. However, I do enjoy technology and design, and so I have been strongly considering a career change with the impression it will not require medical evaluation. I since declined an offer to work at a larger psych hospital. I know he was wrong and ignorant, and I know that i could fight it further. However, I'm just not feeling up to any legal challenges or revolutionary battles.
Any words of advice or similar stories?
Best wishes to all!
(Poz for 10 years)

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Edited by poz10yrs (11/16/13 12:48 AM)

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