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Can I Be Fired For Having Hepatitis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Fired Mayo Employee Indicted After Hepatitis Spread Through Reused Syringes

A federal grand jury has indicted a former employee of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, who could face life in prison for an alleged drug-theft scheme that reportedly caused five patients to contact hepatitis C virus (HCV), one of whom has died. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China: Local Officials Punished After Eight Patients Contract Hepatitis C

Six people have been fired or suspended for their role in the hepatitis C virus infections of eight patients in Henan province. The eight were receiving dialysis treatments at Xin'an County People's Hospital, according to the county government,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Link in Colorado Cases Not Found for Weeks

On Monday in Denver, a former surgical technician faced federal charges in a drug-theft scheme that potentially exposed thousands of patients to hepatitis C over a six-month period. Last Thursday, state officials announced that up to 5,700 patients... Read more »
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Fire Fighter looking For answers.

Can you please send me all you can about Hepatitis C and how its contracted aside from the intercourse part of the info I would be grateful. Thanks ...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Troy, Hepatitis C is transmitted mostly from blood and blood products. I suggest you do a medical literature search if you want all the information available. It is voluminous! It is rarely transmitted sexually. Good luck with your search! DTD... Read more »

Can I be fired if my company finds out I am HIV poz

I am worried because if I have to start a drug regime and they find out I am HIV poz can they fire me? It is a very small company but great people. I want to keep this from them as much as possible. I don't know exactly what do....
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
You can't be fired for having HIV--not legally, at least. If you have to take meds at work, take a note from your doc explaining that you need to take meds at work, but not including the names of the meds or the diagnosis. Don't offer the... Read more »

Employer right to fire if HIV contracted on Biz Trip?

Would an employer have the right to fire an employee who contracts HIV while on a business trip overseas? This is under the assumption that the Insurance Co releases medical info to the employer, and this medical info includes doctors notes that...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Is this a hypothetical question? To learn how to deal with this creative question, go straight to the insurance company, which you can do via email or phone without identifying yourself. Ask whether any employee's diagnosis is ever revealed to... Read more »


I suggest we Fire Dr. BOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Dr. BOB, all you do on here is either spread political propoganda ( you have no right inflicting your political views on others AND whats worse is demeaning other people who share different political...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Karl? Karl Rove? Is that you again? Listen, Karl, just because you didn't get indicted last week doesn't mean you should start trying to slime people with your scummy tactics again.I do find it somewhat incredulous (is that too big... Read more »
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Here we go, you'll lit a fire under me-DUDE's NEWS

Posted by DUDE

Posted on
6/24/00 11:05 PM

HIV Seroconversion in HCWs (Health Care Workers)

Data on the timing and clinical characteristics of seroconversion in HIV-exposed HCWs are
limited by the infrequency of infection following occupational... Read more »


Posted by sadface, 2 Replies
I KNEW that would get your attention.
Okay..3.5 and 6 week negative...I go for my 8 week next Thursday. Lets Pray that it is negative, if so...can I almost rest assured that my 3 month will be neagtive too?
Help me, I have pulled almost all of my hair... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Pants-On-Fire contest
Were looking for a few good liars or some good fictitious stories, long or... Read more »

New York draws fire over case of drug-resistantHIV

Posted by Anonymous
Nature 433, 788 (24 February 2005)

New York draws fire over case of drug-resistant HIV


Rare, aggressive form of AIDS used to publicize dangers of unprotected

[WASHINGTON] A decision by New York health officials to announce the
detection... Read more »