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AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition

Report Card Research Background: Pharmaceutical Company HIV/AIDS Report Card -- Research Methodology and Scoring

Research Methodology ATAC's Drug Development Committee completed its independent review of the pharmaceutical industry in June 2009. The information in the HIV/AIDS Report Card was gathered from interviews with pharmaceutical companies and data... Read more »
Office of Minority Health

Background on 20th Anniversary of AIDS

On June 5, 1981, the Centers for Disease Control published a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) of a new disease which was hitting gay men. This report ushered in what we now know as the AIDS pandemic. In the United States alone, almost... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Tuberculosis and HIV: Background Information

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and usually affects the lungs. However, among people co-infected with TB and HIV, parts of the body outside the lungs are often affected; this is called... Read more »
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Federal background checks for employment

Hello!Someone asked this question a little while back, to which you gave a wonderful response!http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Workplace/Q231905.html"Does a pre-employment background check show the person tested positive? I understand certain...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
Thank you for catching that. A pre-employment background check is very different from the pre-employment physical exam, which is how I probably answered it initially since it is a part of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A pre-employment... Read more »

3 Questions with some Background Info

My spouse has AIDS, and was diagnosed in 1999. Although his cd4 count has increased, (up to 338 from 7), he did have an OI, with PCP at the time of diagnosis in 1999. Therefore, I understand that "once AIDS, always AIDS", regardless of...
Steve Berg

Response from Steve Berg

Insurance & Benefits Advocate AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
First off, the federal Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) prohibits discrimination against employees and dependents based on their health status. Your husband cannot be excluded from the new plan. You can get more... Read more »

Pre-employement background check

Does a pre-employement background check show the person tested positive? I understand certain jobs require an HIV test, but I was wondering if the regular background check scope included CDC records and how would that work?...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you cannot be required to take a pre-employment physical exam unless you have first been given a firm job offer. The purpose of the exam is to see if you are physically able to do the job so even if there... Read more »

Background checks and applying for jobs

This is the second time I have asked this question (but got no answer the first time). I moved to New York State earlier this year from Massachusetts and am looking for a full-time, permanent job. Can a potential employer find out my HIV status or...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Difficulty in finding a job could certainly arouse your suspicions, but your medical history is not easy to obtain for a prospective employer--yet. (Be vigilant as this Congress begins to chip away at privacy protections, and get ready to email your... Read more »
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Oraquick HIVrapid test light pink background

Posted by timemachine, 2 Replies
hi. I have a quick question and maybe someone here can help me. last year I took a number of HIV Rapid tests, Oraquick. and they all came back negative. I do however have a question. One of the last ones I took, was done a bit differently.. the NP... Read more »

HIV/AIDS jobs in S.CALIFORNIA

Posted by tre, 1 Reply
I have a science background and years of experience in HIV/AIDS education, outreach and research and would like a F/T or P/T job in the southern california area. Any suggestions? Read more »

HIV/AIDS Education at the Utama Foundation, Sumatr

Posted by Anonymous
Dear HIV/AIDS activists,

As the Recruitment Coordinator at VIA, I would like to inform you about some exciting opportunities for your students. VIA is a non-profit organization based at Stanford University that has been sending motivated... Read more »

Media and People Living with HIV and AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
Please could you distribute this notice? Thank you. Kind Regards Jackie


Dear Friends,

HAVE YOUR SAY! PARTICIPATE IN THE GLOBAL SURVEY OF 'THE MEDIA AND PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS'

Please fill in the online survey at:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=... Read more »