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lying about HIV status

Hi, What can be done from a legal point of view if someone is lying about their HIV status and then you get infected by having sex with that person. I have the emails of that persons saying he's HIV- but that was a lie and unfortunatly destroied my l...

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metal coat hanger scratches (worried mum!!!!)

Dear Expert My daughter who is 15 has just started some casual work with a clothing retail Company. When they have to put the clothes back for show, thay have been taught to place about 20 or more hangers on their arms and take them back that way. Be...

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Risk?

Dear Ms. Breuer, You repeatedly say that dried blood does not transmit HIV. What if an "evil" person cuts himself with a sharp object and uses the same object to cut another person before the blood dries? What are the risks? The following scenario is...

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clean needlestick through bloody glove

I am a nurse and I have a question concerning HIV transmission. In December, I was placing an IV in a patient wearing gloves. During the procedure, I got a small amount of blood on my gloves. I proceeded to draw blood off the IV for blood tests which...

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HELP ME, MY HIV IS UNPREDICTABLE!

I have been HIV positive since April 1st, 2000 and my first Tcells at that time where 700 and my viral load was somewhere around 40,000. At that point in time and based on the research I did, I immediately started into drug therapy. As of today, my ...

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Pre-Employment Medical Questionnaire and Disclosure of HIV

I have been HIV+ Asymptomatic for 17 years and have been working as a waiter/bartender the entire time. I recently applied for and was offered a position as a waiter and was given a packet of forms to fill out and return to corporate headquarters bef...

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sexual harrassment if co-worker uncomfortable with gay/hiv status?

I work in a small 3 person office at a casual high tech company. Our manager is offsite but comes into visit once a week or so. One of my co-workers is uncomfortable about me being gay and hiv positive. She went so far as to complain to our manager t...

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scuba diving and hiv/aids

i had enrolled in a scuba diving education program but was told i could not be excepted after i disclosed my hiv status.i then took my complaint to a human rights commision which ruled that they had discriminated against me. however,the company is re...

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Handshake (I'll not ask again)

This is both frightening & embarrassing for me, but I must ask again. You stated 12-31-01, per my "handshake question" that --- we don't have to give into it (fear). Am I correct that regardless, of cuts, nicks on ones hands or who has a bandage or w...

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Bartender

Can you please tell me if Cook County, Illinois has any employer guidelines or regulations related to bartenders working that have HIV/AIDS? Looking for more of a legal opinion. Could a bar owner, as an employer, be held responsible for permitting or...