Can You Work In The Medical Field With Hiv

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Work in medical field with HIV?

My partner is HIV+, and has recently gone back to school to become a medical assistant. Doing well in school, but he is now wondering: Can potential employers in the medical field ask him his HIV status? If so, can they deny him a position due to...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...question would be, "No." To deny him a position based on HIV status would be discriminatory. Obviously, people with HIV who work inmedical settings usually are barred from performing blind invasive procedures--those rules are set by local... Read more »

can a HIV + person work in the medical feild

hi there had a big question. I am 30yr old and i have been positive for like 4 months now. doing... Read more »

IND. Doctor reported medical history HIV over back pain to employer

After years of being very careful who knew, my roommate just received a copy of a letter where the... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tanzania Urges Employers, Workers to Set Aside HIV/AIDS Budget

...International Labor Organization (ILO) meeting in Dar es Salaam that government ministries had set aside a budget to fight against HIV/AIDS and that both employers and employees should do the same. Reports have said more than 10 percent of the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kentucky Supreme Court Rules Doctor Could Disclose Man's HIV Status to Employer for Workers' Compensation Claim

...The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 4-3 that workers' compensation laws allow a doctor to disclose a patient's HIV status to an employer for workers' compensation claims, the AP/ Lexington Herald-Leader reports. The case involved... Read more »
U.S. Positive Women's Network

Survey on Employment and Vocational Needs of HIV-Positive Women

...Positive Coalition to conduct a survey that will help the PWN identify the vocational and employment needs of women living with HIV/AIDS. Given the implications of this study, it is critical to have as much representation from women as possible... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

African Employers Gather for Conference to Discuss Impact of HIV/AIDS on Workplaces

... Employers from across Africa on Monday ended a two-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, that aimed to address the impact of HIV/AIDS in the workplace and review strategies for mitigating the situation, Kenya's Daily Nation reports. The... Read more »