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HIV Status And The Workplace

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Get the Facts
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...person. Can I get HIV from casual contact (shaking hands, hugging, using a toilet, drinking from the same glass, or the sneezing and coughing of an infected person)? No. HIV is not transmitted by day-to-day contact in the workplace, schools, or social settings. HIV is not transmitted through shaking hands, hugging, or a casual kiss. You cannot become infected from a toilet seat, a drinking fountain, a door knob, dishes, drinking glasses,...
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Others Disclosing my status

I am dating and living with a younger man and his parents just found about my status. They were not happy with us living together in the first place but now it is not OK at all. His parents threatened to disclose my status to all the people I work...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Unfortunately there isn't too much you can do legally to prevent your boyfriend's parents from leaking this information at your workplace. If your employer discriminates against you because of your HIV status, you would then have a legal... Read more »

Is AIDS discrimination legal?

If AIDS discrimination is illegal, what laws make it so? Are there exceptions, if so in what cases? What is concidered discremination?
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act, makes discrimination based on known or presumed HIV status illegal in two places: the workplace and in public accommodations (hotels, restaurants, airlines, trains, stores, etc.). If your question... Read more »

HIV/AIDS in the workplace

Hi. I was recently placed on debate team for a college course. We will be discussing the right to know vs. personal privacy on HIV/AIDS in various situations. My part is to research HIV/AIDS in the workplace. I have read many of your answers to...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...presumed "right to know." You didn't ask for that. It came for free. Anyone at work who suspects discrimination based on HIV status should contact the highest ranking officer in the company/organization who is responsible for EEOC compliance. In... Read more »

HIV Disclosure in the Workplace

I'm a recently diagnosed HIV patient. I've been apprehensive about disclosing my status to my supervisor. One, is it illegal to fire someone because of a HIV positive status? And secondly, can an employer find some other way, to fire that...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...There is no reason for you to disclose your HIV status to your supervisor. Your apprehensions are based on good common sense. Yes, it is illegal to fire someone based on the person's Read more »
Body Positive

Disclosing HIV in the Workplace

... Disclosing one's HIV status in the workplace is a complex and emotional issue, with many different variables to consider. I've made the decision to share my HIV-positive Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ugandan Parliament Considers Bill That Would Require HIV Status Disclosure, Provide Some Protections to HIV-Positive People

...such as credit, insurance or loans. In addition, the draft law prohibits discrimination on the basis of HIV status in schools, workplaces or in bids for public office. The law also calls for increased safety measures in hospitals. Comments,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenyan Government Developing Policy to Address HIV/AIDS in Workplace, Official Says

... The Kenyan government plans to develop a policy to address HIV/AIDS in the workplace, Mark Bor, secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Human Resource Development , said on Sunday at the opening of a two-day seminar Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mozambique Business Association Launches Program That Aims to Address HIV/AIDS in Workplaces

...Business Associations in Mozambique recently launched a program called ECOSIDA to address issues related to HIV/AIDS in the workplace, SAPA/ reports. According to Salimo Abdula, president of the confederation, the country's business... Read more »
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Poz and Out?!!?

Posted by pozitively, 2 Replies to be told "I already knew". (later I found out my mother had shared with a friend of hers who spread it around the workplace, where I had worked 18 years ago). That was my first experience of feeling "outed" by somebody else. It... Read more »

I met an HIV Positive person for the first time

Posted by Barbdoll, 1 Reply
...our lives if everyone knew. IT could change the way people look at us in society, the way we are treated in our homes, in our workplace. Just like everything changed when we found out about our status. Sometimes i want to shout it from the... Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
... Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

Can You Be HIV+ and a Nurse?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies and I am getting distinctly chilly vibes. Does anyone know anything about this subject? Also, are there any practicing HIV+ nurses who could perhaps tell me if it is worth it attempting to enter the profession? In addition to the rudeness... Read more »