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Employment Issues Hepatitis

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
National Working Positive Coalition

Do You See Employment as an HIV/AIDS Issue?

An Institute on HIV/AIDS and Employment, an affiliated independent event of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), is being co-sponsored on Saturday, July 28, by the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Working Positive Coalition . ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bristol-Myers Halts Hepatitis C Drug Study on "Serious" Safety Issue

Citing the "emergence of a serious safety issue," Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. said Wednesday it was voluntarily suspending the Phase II study of a hepatitis C drug candidate, BMS-986094. Earlier this year, BMS paid $2.5 billion to acquire Inhibitex... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Issues Warning for BMS Hepatitis B Drug Entecavir

FDA on Thursday issued a warning that Bristol-Myers Squibb 's hepatitis B drug entecavir might increase the likelihood of developing resistance to antiretroviral drugs among people coinfected with HIV, Reuters reports. The agency also added a... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

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 »

employer's rights HIV/AIDS

My husband and I own a small company(less than 10 people) and we are having a difficult time finding information on employer's rights concerning an employee who has just disclosed to us that she has HIV. This employee told us Friday, called in...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Oh, I am so glad you wrote!Your company size means that you are not required to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, its guidelines are very helpful, and following them would put you in a stronger legal position, in my opinion.... Read more »
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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 »

Employment Opportunity

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is seeking a full-time Accounts Coordinator for its Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Program.

Pacific's CARE clinic coordinates oral health care services to patients... Read more »