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Do Physical Examinations Check For Hiv

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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

For most people, the hardest part of adjusting to life with HIV isn't the physical issues -- it's the emotional ones. HIV treatment has changed so drastically in recent years that the medical side of HIV has become much easier to tackle in most parts of the world. Newer HIV meds have increasingly few side effects, people on HIV treatment may live just as long as their HIV-negative counterparts , and many people need only take medications once or...
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FA pre-employment physical

I am in the final stages of a Flight Attendant position. Currently I am in the background check phase, next would be to pass the physical. Does my recent HIV positive diagnosis (3 weeka) effect my chances of employment? Can they not hire me based on...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
I am assuming your employer comes under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as I cannot imagine an airline small enough to be exempt. Under ADA, they can require a pre-employment physical, HOWEVER, only after a job offer has been made. That... Read more »

pre-employment physical for flight attendant HIV+

During the physical examination, the doctor makes you tell all meds your currently taking. When disclosing the HIV meds, will that make me fail my physical?...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a pre-employment physical exam cannot be required until you have been formally offered a position. Once offered, they cannot retract it unless the exam shows you are physically or mentally unable to perform... 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.
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 »

Can HMO Physical Exam detect HIV?

I just wanna ask if HMO Physical Exams can detect if you are a HIV positive or not. I recently had a sexual encounter last november and december. I did use a condom on both encounters but on the first one i had a scar on my penis due to the hand job...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Most HMO physical exams can barely distinguish between dead or alive, let alone HIV poz or neg. Your HIV risk is minimal to nonexistent. If you are worried that you've placed yourself at risk, get an HIV ELISA test at the three-month mark.... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently had a routine physical. My doctor did a finger prick to check my hemoglobin. If I were HIV+ would it show up in something like this? Thanks

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A New Conspiracy Theory! Check it out.........

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
ok, thebody uses google for a search engine for their site. AND if you put in any type of HIV symptom into you get multiple results for so google is getting paid some mad cash to direct people to the body so they can make... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everyone, I posted before. I am a female who got a slight bit of precum on a finger that had a burn on it from two weeks prior. No blood, no open wound, just peeling skin.

Everyone I have come in contact with says dont worry. Im still finding it... Read more »

check out this post from KitG

Posted by Anonymous
I haven't been here for a few months, trying to get back to life and living again, and wow, I can tell everyone that when you eventually come through all this to a point when you finally feel happy, if you're anything like me, you'll find your life... Read more »