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Employment Physical Exam And HIV Status

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...offer options in addition to "male" and "female." Acknowledge geographic and social isolation and potential trauma history: Be sensitive to the daily stress of living with a stigmatized and marginalized status. During physical exams, be mindful of potential past trauma or possible negative experiences with other medical providers. Avoid genital and rectal exams on first visit, if possible. Be mindful of other psychosocial issues,...
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indeterminate wb and obtaining insurance coverage

Hello and thanks for the great info on your website. I recently received an hiv test as part of a physical exam and my western blot came back as indeterminate. I am super low to non-existent risk and am pretty confident that I am negative. After...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
I am assuming that your wife has her coverage through an employer-sponsored group health plan. If that is the case, she can add you once you lose coverage. Even if her plan has a pre-existing condition clause in it, the plan would have to... Read more »

HIV status and flight attendant

I have been offered a conditional job offer as a flight attendant. I am also HIV+ but in good health. This is a naive question, but are flight attendants allowed to be HIV+? I passed the physical. No blood was taken, but now I am worried about...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...I don't think an employer can ask your HIV status. In addition, the employer cannot discriminate against you based on your health status.Lynn L. Franzoi 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.
...slackers. If indeed you sealed your fate, your parting gift to them could be encouraging them to remove the question from the physical exam/questionnaire rather than deal with a complaint from the EEOC. If they're not bright enough to choose door... Read more »

Can you help?

Hello!I have been on SSDI and receive LTD benefits from a large company based in the United States since '96. I also sold my life insurance policy because my diagnosis at the time was not good. I am now residing in Puerto Rico and I'm looking into...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...to complete the form that are honest but do not needlessly disclose your status. 3. You probably already know this, but any physical exam they ask you to undergo should be done after your offer of employment has already been extended.... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...Special Issues for Mixed Couples? Reducing the Risks Using a Condom Other Ways to Reduce Risk If You Are Exposed to HIV ... Having Children if the Man Has HIV Having Children if the Woman has HIV Serodiscordant Couples ... Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...just celebrate my life and beat it. That was my choice." Click here to read or listen to how other people disclosed their HIV status. D'Jaun Black Diagnosed in 2004 "Being HIV positive has been the greatest adventure I've ever... Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...The condition can cause death if it's not caught early andtreated. Treatment Your health care provider should perform a physical exam to check for anenlarged liver and may order a CT scan or ultrasound of your liver. You willprobably also... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Disclosing HIV status to potential new bf's

Posted by njpozdad, 2 Replies
...being diagnosed in July of 2010 was wondering if any man out there can give me his opinion about when its best to disclose my HIV status to potential new bf's. Best to start the conversation with it? Wait until you get a feel whether the guy is... Read more »

Will US Custom find out my HIV status on border?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Canada in the near future(Air or Driving). I am worried if I come back form Canada, will the US Custom officers find out my HIV status by checking my Canadian passport or US Social Security Number in their computer. I mean if their computer... Read more »

Sexual contact w/ partner of unknown hiv status

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...source for helping the WW's. Honestly i don't think one person that has posted lately has really reasearched anything about hiv aside from ARS. Can't you realize that the posts GMAN is leaving are getting to show his short circuit? I'd hate to... Read more »