The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Hiv And Employment Law

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
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 »
Lambda Legal

Comments on the Department of Health's Revised, Proposed Regulations Implementing the 1998 HIV Reporting and Partner Notification Law (Amending Articles 21 and 27 of the Public Health Law)

January 14, 2000 Commissioner Antonia C. Novello, M.D., M.P.H. c/o Mr. William R. Johnson New York State Department of Health Office of Regulatory Reform Room 2415 ESP Tower Building Albany, New York 12237-7488 By Facsimile and E-Mail Dear... 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 »
Ask the Experts

Pre-Employment HIV/AIDS Testing

Can an employer required HIV/AIDS testing as a condition of employment? Are there any laws to protect a person with HIV/AIDS from being tested as a condition of employment?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Surgeon? Pilot? No? Then an employer cannot demand HIV testing. None of employer's business.... Read more »

disclose is the law (DISCLOSURE, DISCLOSURE LAWS)

hi, i agree with the other poster we all should disclose to someone you are going to have relations with, i got tagged by a guy who i repeatedly ask about testing and his response was he had been tested several times and was negative this was a lie...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,We are all in agreement that we should all disclose our HIV status before having sex and yes there are disclosure laws in some locations (see below). However, I do not believe you can blame other people for your own personal decisions to place... Read more »

Employer response to learning of HIV status of employee

My law firm represents a rather unsophisicated owner of a moving company who has just learned that an employee is HIV positive. Although we are aware of the legal issues, we would like to provide him with a basic outline of what his duties,...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Since you are a law firm, I suggest you discuss this with the the attorneys in your firm who deal with employment law. Basically, the employer has an obligation to proterct the medical information he has about his employees.... Read more »

Pre-employment HIV testing

About a year ago, while interviewing for a potential position within the medical field, I was asked to submit to a blood draw for drugs/HIV. The offer for the job was pending on the results of the draws. After the results were obtained from the...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
YOu don't say what job you were applying for. Generally, it is illegal to use HIV as a reason to deny a job to someone. If I were you, I'd stay in touch with the EEOC person, who obviously knows much more than I do about your case. The... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

employers finding out ??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am about to begin treatment using my health insurance (HMO) provided by my employer. Won't they find out eventually ?

I am sure most of you are using your employee benefits/insurance. What has been your experience about the above ?

Please help.

Read more »

Brandys law or murphys law ?????

Posted by Brandy, 3 Replies
I m not sure if its murphys law or just my life.......
when everything is perfect SOMETHING is going to go really wrong.... and it did here let me start at the begining MY jobs are going great and so are Matts whoes in ks we havent seen each other in... Read more »

Employment drug test positive which HIV med is it

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have recently changed my combination to 3TC, Abacavir and Efavirenz. I work within an industry that requires regular and random drug and alcohol testing. My urine tests are now coming back positive for canabanoids ( I dont smoke dope). I can have... Read more »