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Are People With Hiv Allowed To Work In Health Care

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AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...love and support to help you deal with your health. You can keep your close friends and loved ones informed about issues that are important to you. You don't have to hide your HIV status. You can get the most appropriate health care. You can reduce the chances of transmitting the disease to others. In many states, you can be found guilty of a felony for not telling a sexual partner you are HIV-positive before having intimate contact. ...
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Employed as a Compounding Pharm Technician

Is my employment status somehow protected, when my job is compounding IV bags with medication? (I am of course HIV+.)I have just begun treatment yet my employment attendance has been affected by an icreasing onset of infections (I was not on...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...disability as long as you can perform the essential functions of your job. Your responsibility is to do all you can with your own health care team to adjust to the medication or take it on a schedule that allows you to be focused and productive... Read more »

HIV+ Works Overseas For US Company

Situation: I am an American citizen who works for a US company in Singapore. I joined the company in the US and transferred voluntarilly to Singapore under a local contract. While I am based out of Singapore for tax reasons, I live in Thailand. ...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Use "we" language rather than "you" and "I" language. You could even support your dilemma presentation with a letter from your health care provider stating that you need the transfer as a reasonable accommodation of the functional limitation of... Read more »

Should those with AIDS/HIV be allowed to work in the medical field???

I am wondering if are those infected with the AIDS/HIV virus are allowed with to work in the medical field. If yes why?? Doesn't this pose a threat to people who are not infected with this virus??? I know that the disease is not spread through...
Lynne Gabriel

Response from Lynne Gabriel

WorkPositive, Inc.
...This is an answer to a similar question, previously answered:Depending on the state, Health care workers have the same right of confidentiality about their HIV status as anyone living with HIV. Moreover, because all health Read more »

Insurance Rights for Newly Employed HIV+ Person

I began working for a new employer and resigned from my previous employer for a better career move. I have been working at my new employer over a month and they love my work. I have been handed a form to sign up for insurance coverage and the form...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...say that you are an employee at a company they insure. Ask how your privacy is protected in light of the fact that there are people at your company who see your completed form. Ask their advice about how to complete the form without compromising... Read more »
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Mid-Atlantic ADA & IT Information Center

Questions and Answers: The ADA and Persons With HIV/AIDS

...future? A: Employers cannot choose not to hire a qualified person now because they fear the worker will become too ill to work in the future. The hiring decision must be based on how well the individual can perform now. In addition, employers... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Basic Facts About HIV and the Law

...save lives, prevent injuries, and protect the health of America's workers. To accomplish this, Federal and state governments work in partnership with the more than 100 million working men and women and their six-and-one-half million employers who... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails

... HIV and Correctional Settings Health Care in Prisons and Jails Prisoners With HIV Infection HIV Care for Prisoners Improving Your HIV Treatment Risk Factors Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...and not the lab, the test is technically confidential , not anonymous. Confidential antibody testing means that you and the health care provider know your results, which may be recorded in your medical file. There are also testing sites that... Read more »
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tested positive today

Posted by rabbithole, 7 Replies
...myself that I'm not going to let the disease take over my life. A part of me is thinking that I am in denial, that the 2nd HIV test that I'm waiting for is going to prove that I was falsely positive. Hopeful but not likely. I need to find... Read more »

Can you work full time through life with hiv/aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...with my doctors and read about the prognosis of hiv this day and age and can live a fairly normal life. But also read about people on disability and not working. So what I need to know is the truth. Am I going to be able to work full time... Read more »

What country am I living in??

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Hi! I'm absolutely amazed with health care in this country. I have relocated to Indiana, I live on a low budget here. I applied to recieve medication in Indiana. after Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...medical care because they did it to themselves. Are they too "self-inflictors"? Ricky, sex is a powerful driving force and people do have lapses in judgment surrounding sexual situations for a whole host of reasons. Have you always, always,... Read more »