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Supervisor disclosed my hiv status to co-workers.

I work for a very large company. I was diagnoised with HIV about 3 years ago. At that time I took FMLA and my I told my supervisor and HR of my HIV conditon. She was told by HR that she can't disclose this information to anyone. This month I found ou...

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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. I hav...

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On Hold!...what next?....

Was put on hold because of false +ve marijuana in urine. Did carry note to show that i was on meds. that would cause false +ve results but was pressured to reveal meds to doctor and now iam on hold.what next? Been +ve and asymptomatic.

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HIV vs. HCV pre-employment blood testing

Hi, I'm a med/surg traveling agency nurse. I carry my own indep. insurance my agency carries my work comp. I've work at different hospitals and agencys in the United states.. Recently for the first time ever, when applying to a county hospital in Cal...

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Background checks and applying for jobs

This is the second time I have asked this question (but got no answer the first time). I moved to New York State earlier this year from Massachusetts and am looking for a full-time, permanent job. Can a potential employer find out my HIV status or wh...

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Pre-employment HIV testing

About a year ago, while interviewing for a potential position within the medical field, I was asked to submit to a blood draw for drugs/HIV. The offer for the job was pending on the results of the draws. After the results were obtained from the poten...

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cadaver risks?

Our son has started working for a company who does research on joint replacement. They work with sections of cadavers for hip, knee, and shoulder replacement. His degree is in engineering, but not in biomedical engineering, as some of his co-workers ...

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nail salon

Nancy, I work in a local nail salon where we get tremendous amounts of people coming in. What are the risks of infection here if say a client receives a cut from one of the instruments used and I don't realize it and unknowingly pass this on to the n...

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Can I be a poz Paramedic?

I was an EMT-B at age 16 and when I was infected, I dropped the dream of becoming a paramedic because of my status. I'm 26 now and that dream and passion is still there. I am having a hard time finding information on any legal or other challenges I m...

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Newly diagnosed with HIV. Now what?

I have just been diagnosed with HIV and have not see the specialist yet but its scheduled. Also I was in the process of looking for a possibly buying a house as well. At work I have full benefits etc. My questions are: 1\. At work what if anything sh...