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Awaiting Green card interview with HIV+STATUS

Please help. I have been living in the U.S. for 8 years, have obtained sponsorship through work and I am in the final stages of getting my permanent status. I tested poz here in the states about 4 years ago and I know that I have failed my medical ex...

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Government Agency singles out people who are HIV+??

At the local welfare office, when a person who is known to be HIV+ applies for food stamps, daycare, medical, etc, their case is identified and given to a specific worker known to carry the HIV+ caseload. No special training has been given to this pe...

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Does a prospective employer know if I was on disability previously

Due to a medical condition, I am considering going on short-term disability. If I change jobs, can my current employer tell a prospective employer about my leave of abscence, and, if yes, how much are they allowed to disclose? For example, can they s...

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Overseas travel

In a couple of weeks I am planning a 6-day trip from the US to London. I've been advised to take my HIV meds in their original prescription bottles and take more than I will need in case I get stuck in London for extra days. What else should I be con...

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Drug testing and HIV meds?

My son is applying for a job at a local hospital. They require a drug screening. He has been told that Sustive can cause a false positive for marijuana - is this true? He doesn't feel that he needs to disclose his HIV status - this job doesnot requir...

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HIV employee w/open sores in restaurant job

I have an employee who has told me that he is HIV pos and has open sores on his arms that bleed. What can I do legally to remove this person from my restaurant business? I don't want to seem cold and callus but this is a restaurant and his sores are ...

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Selective employmee group (commercial divers) annual physical-HIV blood test?

Selective employmee group (commercial divers) annual physical-HIV blood test? We are a small engineering company, but a substantial part of our work force are commercial divers. There is a company requirement as well as an (ADC)Association of Diving ...

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Insurance Rights for Newly Employed HIV+ Person

I began working for a new employer and resigned from my previous employer for a better career move. I have been working at my new employer over a month and they love my work. I have been handed a form to sign up for insurance coverage and the form is...

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Hooked on Anti-viral drugs !!!

I am insured right now and work is great,my insurance covers me for the current month's drugs and I am happy so far that my demands are met by a simple co pay. Godforbid I loose my job,my insurance is off,my drug supply cut off,either the actual cost...

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Afraid of open wounds

Hello I'm very very very afraid of these diseases.I work in a shop and i am asking whether i could get a disease if i was to handshake a person with open wounds in my hands or touch the money received with my wounds. I'm afraid to also tell people of...