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Employment Physical Exam And HIV Status

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Ask the Experts

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 »

FA pre-employment physical

I am in the final stages of a Flight Attendant position. Currently I am in the background check... Read more »

employment physical and physical urine test

I went for a physical for employment for a construction company after I submitted a drug screen... 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 Steven... Read more »

Why Jake Discloses His HIV Status, Over and Over Again

Jake Ketchum got his HIV diagnosis in 1998 at a routine check-up right before the birth of his daughter -- and it was a big surprise. His then fiancĂ©e, Becky, was there to support him, and he claims to this day that his daughter saved his life... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

EEOC Files Suit Against Union That Allegedly Disclosed Member's HIV-Positive Status

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed suit in federal court against Teamsters Local 804 in Long Island City, N.Y., over a union officer's alleged disclosure of a member's HIV-positive status, Long Island Newsday reports.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Law Project to Sue South African National Defence Forces for Rejecting HIV-Positive Individuals for Employment

The South African AIDS advocacy group AIDS Law Project plans to sue the South African National Defence Forces on behalf of several individuals who were rejected for employment in the military because of their HIV-positive status, SAPA/ ... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

Employment HIV Test for Locals in the UAE

Posted by DubaiUAE10, 1 Reply
I just wanted to share that if you are a local and want to work in the UAE, you do not have to go and get tested for HIV for employment.

The UAE unfortunately has strict laws against HIV for expats and has a compulsory blood test for work visas for... Read more »

HIV- partner insensitive to my HIV+ status

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I was diagnosed with HIV in 1986. My partner is HIV- and we have been together over 15 years. We have struggled through many issues over the years but he is starting to go to the club frequently. I can't physically keep up with his activities and... Read more »

Current Health Status

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
As I mentioned in an earlier posting, I just started a protease-sparing regimen of 3 drugs three days ago. I have had no physical manifestations of HIV other than bad sinus and a reoccuring redness in my left eye with no apparent infection other... Read more »