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Am Iallowed To Work In Hospital With Hepatitis B

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Hiring or employment of hep b positive persons

Good day Dr.I was just diagnosed to be hep b positive and I am worried that no one would employ or hire me to work. Is there any laws or regulations that forbid these companies from hiring persons who unknowingly contracted the virus?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Most jobs do not require testing for hepatitis B. Furthermore, you have been told you are "positive". Your doctor should tell you whether that means you are positive for past Read more »

RN with HBV

Good day!I am a registered nurse and a carrier of hepatitis B virus. What are my chances of getting... Read more »

Hepatitis B & C

I am I health care worker. I have hepatitis B & C. I plan on starting work in a new hospital. Would... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...of a two-part statement from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that updates the strategy to eliminate hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission in the United States. The report provides updated recommendations to improve... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis B for People Living With HIV

...not HBV hasbecome chronic. HBsAg (Hepatitis B Surface Antigen) HBsAgs are small protein particles on the surface of the hepatitis B virus. HBsAgs can bedetected and measured by a blood test. HBsAg testing is commonly used to screen for... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Entecavir in Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)/HIV Co-Infected Patients

... Previously, the guidelines recommended entecavir as an option for patients who required treatment for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) but not HIV infection. This recommendation was based on in vitro data showing no significant activity of entecavir... Read more »
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seeking employment

Posted by torre
...im 29 yrs a events co-ordinator looking for a job anyway in the world.have certificate in hospitality operations.please help im at my wits end. Read more »

employment for a AA female in Atlanta

Posted by darlene45, 1 Reply
I am a 45 year old AA female living in Atlanta. Tuesday I was terminated from my job, because my supervisor told me that I called out too much and was constantly late. I have been diagnosed since 2001, I suffer with neuropathy in my hands.... Read more »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know anything about Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) I was told that blood banks use it to seek the virus in donated Blood. How effective is it? I have had numberous negitive Elisa test from home Access over the past six months( with no risky... Read more »

disabilty insurance through employer

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone know if it's possible to collect long-term disability insurance through an employer if you have hiv and hepatitis C? Is it difficult to do that and does your employer have to know your exact medical condition. Read more »