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Should Someone With Hiv Be Fired From Their Place Of Work

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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...occur shortly after a person starts HIV therapy for the first time. It can also occur in people who restart their meds after a time being off them. IRIS happens when your immune system recovers too quickly. It can start to "overwork" and respond to other infections that may or may not have been diagnosed before starting therapy, even ones that may have already been under control. When your immune system responds in this way it results in...
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Disclosure in the work place

I was recently fired from my job. A co-worker told me that my employer told everyone about me being HIV+ when I found out after my husband death in 1995. Do I still have any rights to sue that employer since I didn't give any consent to inform the...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
I suggest that you contact an attorney, explain the situation and have him help you determine what your rights are. There is probably a legal aid association in your area that could assist you with this. Read more »


Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...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 Act, I can't think of any reason why you... Read more »

New Company - Guideline for HIV in the Work Place

WE are a new Company in Africa and I have been requested to set up a Company Policy & Procedure manual need assistance to find relevent info or existing documents advise etc
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Control's Business Responds to AIDS site, Look for the Manager's Guide, then for a document called "Developing a Workplace Policy for HIV." You will be able to find workplace-related resources from other countries at... Read more »

Aids and the work place

what influemce does aids have on the work place in the USA and the worldpleses reply to
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...very broad question. I suggest that you contact the CDC as well as AIDS organizations such as the Global Business Council on HIV & AIDS, Funders Concerned About AIDS, etc. to get their written materials on this topic. Read more »
Terri Wilder

Working in the Frontlines of the HIV Pandemic Since 1989

... July 6, 2009 Hey everybody. At the beginning of June I volunteered for THRIVE! -- a one-day educational and empowerment workshop in Atlanta for people living with HIV. I love doing this workshop and think that it is a valuable guide for... Read more »
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"Our Own House Is on Fire": Thoughts on HIV/AIDS Spending in the U.S.

... Gary Bell will be blogging regularly from the conference on behalf of the Black Treatment Advocates Network. --> "Charity begins at home." A cliché? Certainly! But with dwindling resources for everything and a raging HIV Epidemic in Read more »
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What Is It Like to Be HIV Positive in Egypt?

...because if you said it, you would be fired. They would find many other reasons to fire you. It would not be HIV. I have been working in a place for one and a half years. I didn't say anything, and I couldn't say that . Where do people get... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa Fires Official Praised for Anti-AIDS Work

...took a government-paid official visit to an international AIDS conference in Spain without his permission. Madlala-Routledge worked in the department headed by Dr. Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, whose advice that vitamins and certain foods could... Read more »
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Posted by help290, 1 Reply
...though all this testing is I have been very ill with crazy symptoms and every time I go to the doctor he or she will run another HIV test on me it is not my choice. He also said that I was very vitamin D deficience. So if I am infected with HIV... Read more »

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" Read more »

working with hiv positive person

Posted by work35, 1 Reply
...Hello.. I hope this is not an ignorant question but here goes.. two part question.. Part one.. I just found out my co-worker is hiv positive.. he is healthy thank god.. and i really like him but I admit I am VERY uncomfortable at work.. we both... Read more »

Work place woes

Posted by 12yrspoz, 1 Reply
...How do you deal with the stress of having HIV and co-workers that stress you even more? Read more »