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When Is Mandatory Hiv Antibody Testing Is Required

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Is mandatory HIV testing legal in the workplace (non-healthworker)

I have been in at my present employer for 2 1/2 years. My employer offers a profit-sharing program which I do not have to contribute any monies. I have been told by the employer that I am eligible for life insurance that is apart of the profit...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
I do not think mandatory testing is legal. However, the situation you describe for the profit sharing plan is very unusual. It is not typical to fund profit sharing plans with life insurance contracts or to have life insurance in a profit sharing... Read more »

Mandatory HIV Testing

I recently started with a new company and received my Employee Handbook. I was surprised to read that they have an "AIDS POLICY". I've gathered from the comments of older employees that it is new this year. It basically states they...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
It's entirely possible that your employer was encouraged to include an "AIDS policy" in the employee handbook just to make it clear that they will not discriminate on the basis of HIV status. That has become fairly common. (Now... Read more »

assymptomatic, mandatory work requirements

Hi,I'm wondering if you know of states, programs, organizations that are working on providing assistance and developing programs to move HIV+ asymptomatic persons from welfare to work and the issues involved in that -- transitional benefits,...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
I am sorry but I am unaware of any organizations that do this. I suggest that you contact some of the HIV organizations in your area, such as APLA, if you are in the Los Angeles area.... Read more »

mandatory HIV testing

HIV testing should or should not be mandatory in hearlth care professions?...
Lynne Gabriel

Response from Lynne Gabriel

WorkPositive, Inc.
Your question is an interesting one and makes me curious about why you would ask. To that the end that, historically, mandatory testing has not proved to be a good investment, I would answer "no."A better alternative - mandatory workplace... Read more »
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Mandatory Testing

Posted by Jackie_Blue, 2 Replies
HIV2AIDS brought up an interesting point. That mandatory testing would rid us of the stigma that surrounds being HIV+. I'm just wondering, because over the years, the impression I've received from people scared to test was not that they were... Read more »

avoiding reporting requirements

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I live in a state that has mandatory HIV reporting.

My question is this,

Although the state where I live currently offers anonymous testing, to get treatment the test must be confidential. As a result of this requirement the result of the test, if... Read more »

connection onset ARS-symptoms and HIV-antibodies

Posted by Dutchman, 2 Replies
Hello all,
I would be very gratefull if someone (who's skilled) can tell if there is indeed a connection between the moment of onset of ARS-symptoms and the moment that HIV antibodies can be detected by a rapid HIV antigen test (Abbott Determine... Read more »

Need advice regarding my HIV antibody test

Posted by goingcrazy1000, 1 Reply

I really need some feedback regarding my HIV antibody test I took on August 25, 2008. Here I go with my story...I am married for 12 years with three children. I made the biggest mistake of my life!! I started having an affair September 2007... Read more »