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What Happens When Employer Discloses Employee HIV Status

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Ask the Experts

disclosing status to doctor/employer

I've been HIV+ for at least fifteen years, am completely asymptomatic, and have undergone no mainstream medical treatment whatsoever. Up until this year I was self-employed but now I work for a small firm and have health insurance through my...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Let's begin by assuming that you have some choice about which doctor you see. You could ask others in the company about doctors they've seen and how much confidence they have in him/her. But a better course is to request a specialist in... Read more »

Other Employees disclosing health status

My room mate and I are both Hiv Positive. We are having a problem at work with a female co-worker... Read more »

Can my healthcare provider disclose my status to my employer?

Hi, I work for a small company, about 20 employees, and was told by my employer that our health... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

EEOC Files Suit Against Union That Allegedly Disclosed Member's HIV-Positive Status

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed suit in federal court against Teamsters Local 804 in Long Island City, N.Y., over a union officer's alleged disclosure of a member's HIV-positive status, Long Island Newsday reports.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Trial Begins in Case of Former McDonald's Employee Claiming Company Discriminated Based on HIV-Positive Status

A new trial began on Monday in the case of a former Ohio McDonald 's employee who claims the fast-food chain pressured him to resign in 1997 because of his HIV-positive status, the Akron Beacon Journal reports (Wheeler, Akron Beacon Journal ,... Read more »

Why Jake Discloses His HIV Status, Over and Over Again

Jake Ketchum got his HIV diagnosis in 1998 at a routine check-up right before the birth of his daughter -- and it was a big surprise. His then fiancĂ©e, Becky, was there to support him, and he claims to this day that his daughter saved his life... Read more »
Connect With Others

Disclosing HIV status to potential new bf's

Posted by njpozdad, 3 Replies
Just 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 »

22 poz..stopped taking meds/not disclosing status

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
i was diagnosed hiv+ december 2003. i had an insane viral load of over a million. my initial cd4 was 280. i began taking medication and within 2 months i gained back the 50 pounds of weight i lost and became healthier than ive ever been before. i... Read more »

disclosing status

Posted by matteo, 3 Replies
i have been undetectable for 6 years, with a cd4 in the 650-800 range, on regular antiretroviral , and healthy. i have met someone i am falling in love with and have seen each other regularly for a month, we have engaged in kissing and heavy... Read more »

disclosing and job applications

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
hi everyone~

what do y'all think about disclosing your HIV status in one's cover letter for a job? i am looking at jobs in the non profit sector that work at least partially the HIV/AIDS community. some say "people living with HIV/AIDS encouraged... Read more »