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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Lab tests, or blood work, can give important clues about your overall health and HIV disease. Many of these tests should be done shortly after learning that you're HIV-positive. This will establish a "baseline" measure of your immune health and show how active HIV is. Knowing this information will help you watch for changes in your health over time as well as check the impact of any treatments that you take. Factors such as age,...
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HIV from Working at Police Station

Hi Doctor Bob,I am very worried about something that happened at work the other day.I work in the office at a police station. Where I work is not in the main station part where criminals are but I work in another part of the building.The other day...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,OK, uncross everything, I'm answering and your worries are unwarranted! Why worry so much about a one centimeter "red smear" on your finger? It's more likely to be Ketchup or jungle red fingernail polish than HIV-tainted... Read more »

HIV+ Works Overseas For US Company

Situation: I am an American citizen who works for a US company in Singapore. I joined the company in the US and transferred voluntarilly to Singapore under a local contract. While I am based out of Singapore for tax reasons, I live in Thailand....
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
What a challenge! Singapore is indeed a difficult case. You do not necessarily need to disclose your diagnosis. You can tell your employer that Singapore is refusing to renew your work permit for medical reasons and ask to be located out of... Read more »


Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
There is not a reason in the world why you SHOULD tell anyone other than sex partners that you have HIV. If you are not having medical problems that necessitate your work place making accommodations for you as per the Americans With Disabilities... Read more »

HIV + and working in the restaurants

Is it against any TN law or Health code that a person cannot work in a restaurant if they have HIV (undetectable or any form)? And is HIV considered to being a communicable disease that can be transfered by food?...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
Laws vary by state, but persons with HIV are usually able to perform almost all jobs, except possibly invasive surgery. You should check with a legal agency in your area to be sure.... Read more »
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hiv & working out/bodybuilding

Posted by windycitypozdude, 2 Replies
hey everyone! i have always been a "working out," active kind of guy, and always been interested in getting bigger/more muscular, etc. i shy away from the term "bodybuilding" as for me that conjures notions of drug-enhanced muscularity that is... 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 at a major research university and I am not "out" at... Read more »

How to deal with HIV- It really works!

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply
Take the following suggestions with you. You may find them helpful. I have.

1. Accept responsibility. It's your life. No on can live it for you. Family and friends may be able to help, but the responsibility must come from you.

2. Be objective. ... Read more »

countries where HIV+ people can work

Posted by markkkkky, 3 Replies

I just want to know if there are other countries where HIV+ people can work and be able to grant a work permit? I know there are countries who don't have restrictions, but only for short visits and vacations.

If ever there is, is HIV testing a... Read more »