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Hepatitis C

What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people get HCV through injection drug use with shared equipment. Up to 90% of people who have ever injected drugs, even just once, have been infected with HCV. Some people...
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Issues When Moving From individual Ins. to Employer Group Plan

Here is my question. I successfully moved from a group COBRA health insurance plan to an individual plan with a large local health insurance company over 1 year ago. I am considering taking a position with a company in an another state which has the...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Yes, the HIPAA regulations apply.Lynn... Read more »

Hep C Pre Employment Denial

I have had Hep C since 1987, been gainfully employed ever since. Never asked for or needed any special accommodations. Not on any kind of treatment as well. I recently went to another employer and was offered a job providing I could pass the...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
I'm sorry to hear about your issue. That should never have happened to you. You absolutely should seek legal assistance. Going to your nearest EEOC is a good alternative. You may also want to check this site to see if there is a legal services... Read more »

Employment with Hepatitis C

Can a perspective employer discriminate against a potential new employee, based on the employee being found positive for Hep C during the pre-employment blood test?...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a company cannot require you to take a pre-employment physical exam unless you have been given a firm job offer. Unless the exam shows that you are unable to perform the duties of the job, you cannot be... Read more »

Employer asked my satus

I am in Buffalo NY and just began working for a very large hospital in a clerical position.I am poz 19 years. At the physical, I was given a questionaire. To my amazement, I was asked if I were HIV or AIDS daignosed now or past? Besides the obvious...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Dear D in Buffalo, You were absolutely right. I'll bet the clerical staff isn't running around doing invasive procedures, which would be the only reason they could justifiably have for asking a direct question about HIV or hepatitis. The... Read more »
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Employment / Career Issues

Posted by poz10yrs, 4 Replies
I am just writing to share that I have been having difficulties considering careers in regards to my HIV status. This is because in 2008 I went head to head with a doctor, during a physical, about whether or not my status should prevent me... Read more »

disabilty insurance through employer

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know if it's possible to collect long-term disability insurance through an employer if you have hiv and hepatitis C? Is it difficult to do that and does your employer have to know your exact medical condition.
Thanks alot! Read more »

employment for a AA female in Atlanta

Posted by darlene45, 1 Reply
I am a 45 year old AA female living in Atlanta. Tuesday I was terminated from my job, because my supervisor told me that I called out too much and was constantly late. I have been diagnosed since 2001, I suffer with neuropathy in my hands.
Neuropath... Read more »

Pre employment drug testing and Atripla

Posted by ImaNiceGuy, 3 Replies
I am aware that a drug test can show false positive if you take Atripla. Was wondering if most drug testing facilities know to use more specific test when you list Atripla as your medication.

Anyone here had recent experience with pre employment drug... Read more »