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How Do Drugs Used To Treat Hiv Work In The Body

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The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...drugis approved, researchers study different doses to choose the one that is safeand effective. The dose has to be high enough to stop HIV from reproducing, butnot so high that it causes a lot of side effects. All HIV+ people on treatment take more than one HIV drug and many take othertypes of medications as well. Some prescription, over-the-counter, andrecreational drugs, as well as complimentary therapies (such as vitamins and herbs), and...
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revealing hiv to employers

Am I required by law to reveal my HIV status to my employers or am I protected by the discrimination act of 1990?
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...a bathroom close to your work station because your meds can give you diarrhea, your doc writes a brief note asking that you work in a location with nearby access to a bathroom for medical reasons. Privacy and dignity remain intact! I'm so glad... Read more »

Pre Employment HIV Test

I was just recently offered a job with a very high profile company. I am pretty sure I do not have HIV or any disease, but I havent been tested formally. I just came back from giving blood and the whole works at their on site clinic. I was...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Here's what we know about this: In the U.S., it's illegal to deny employment to someone because of HIV infection. You Canadians have begun to leave us in the dust when it comes to sane public policy, Read more »

Employer denied work due to one HIV+ employee

I am the HR Manager of a home health company with about 100 employees. Our current health insurance carrier is leaving our state so we must find new coverage. An employee shared with me that he is HIV+. As I complete applications for quotes from new...
Steve Berg

Response from Steve Berg

Insurance & Benefits Advocate AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
...situation. Unfortunately, insurance laws are set by each state. Check with you Department of insurance for any group laws or anti-HIV discrimination statutes. Your local AIDS Service Organization may have a polical action group up on... Read more »

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 »
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Mid-Atlantic ADA & IT Information Center

Questions and Answers: The ADA and Persons With HIV/AIDS

...future? A: Employers cannot choose not to hire a qualified person now because they fear the worker will become too ill to work in the future. The hiring decision must be based on how well the individual can perform now. In addition, employers... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...treatments being explored for HIV-related fatgain. Human Growth Hormone Human growth hormone (hGH) is naturally produced in the human body. Twodrugs have been developed based on hGH that have shown the ability to reducevisceral belly fat: ... Read more »
Body Positive

G.R.E.A.T. Expectations

...be better. I am HIV-positive 52-year-old woman, and I've had my share of problems with drugs in the past. I landed this past employment with the help of a mental health and substance abuse agency, so my employees knew I was coming to them with... Read more »
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Fighting HIV with cancer drugs

Posted by new2this2010, 3 Replies
Looks very very promising: http://www.walb.com/global/story.asp?s=13054103 Read more »

HIV+ and working in academia

Posted by kuanRC, 6 Replies
...I'm looking to connect with anyone who has experience as an HIV+ person working on faculty, as a researcher or graduate student in academia. I'm a PhD student in an extremely competitive program Read more »

pre employment drug screen

Posted by chrgd71, 2 Replies
i am going for a new job. its one i REALLY want. i have been on meds for 7 months now, sustiva/truvada. all the info i can find states that i will probably show a false positive because of the sustiva. has anyone else had to deal with this? how... Read more »

rec drugs and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...salut! I have an ex who tested hiv + about 1.5 years ago. What troubles me is that he seems to be treating his body as if he does not have a serious disease. He uses ecstacy/cocain and now has tatooed his body. It almost seems like Read more »