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hiv and gloves

If you were taking care of a patient with full blown aids and got a moderate amount of blood on your glove and had a few cuts on hand under the glove-could you get hiv/aids that way? Can hiv penetrate the glove? When I took the glove off I didn't hav...

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Questions on leaving work early due to feeling sick

Where I work has been very frustrating and stressful. To make a long story short: I have been employed for 2 years by the same company. I have almost no days out sick in that period. I left work early Friday and reported I was feeling ill. I then lef...

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Risk of HIV+ Vet Assistant transmitting to coworkers through animal scratches/bites?

We have an HIV+ Vet Assistant who is very prone to getting scratched and bit. If an animal scratches him and then immediately scratches me, is that similar to needle transmission? Are the owners at risk, and for how long? There is really no way to pr...

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HIV and security clearance

I hope I can help add to the question recently asked re: HIV and security clearances. I have HIV and have a Top Secret clearance for work. There is nothing that will likely require you do divulge your HIV status in obtaining or maintaining a clearanc...

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HIV & Government Security Clearance

I am currently unemployed, and living in the metro DC area where there are a good number of "defense" companies and contrators that are doing a lot of hiring, but most all of the jobs require different levels of government security clearance (e.g. To...

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Work in medical field with HIV?

My partner is HIV+, and has recently gone back to school to become a medical assistant. Doing well in school, but he is now wondering: Can potential employers in the medical field ask him his HIV status? If so, can they deny him a position due to his...

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HIV Questions @ Medical Exam

I have over 15 years experience at a company that was acquired by a larger corp. I have been HIV + for 10 years (symptom-free). The corp offered me 'conditional employment' upon completion of a medical review. At the corp. medical center, I disclosed...

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AIDS and the Law

I have recently been dianosed positive and am now undergoing a variety of monthly blood testing in order to establish a baseline for my body's functions (counts & loads, liver, kidney, triglycerides, etc) The one lab tech at the clinic closest to my ...

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Nurse Changing Job

I am a nurse and one prospective employer has given me a Communicable Disease form and wants me to list any, and also any chronic conditions i might have. I have been HIV+ for a year and a half, i'm off meds (STI) and have been undetectable minus my ...

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failure to release medical records for fitness for duty exam

i work for the usps, and have been scheduled for a fitness for duty exam. they asked me to sign a medical records release form and i refused. since then, they have postponed the fitness for duty exam. can they terminate me for not releasing my medica...