Hiv positive filipino nurse for USA

  1. Hi! I am a filipino nurse who is about to work in illinois soon. My concern is that i am hiv positive and i fear that i mightneed todisclose it to my employer as part of the pre employment health screening. Is it required by the law or what legal matters should i knowabout this thing? Also, im on arv meds and i fear tat i cant find ways on how to purchase my meds when i get there due to confidentiality issues. Any support group in the US to whom I can seek help? Thanks.
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  3. by   Shorty11
    Personally, I would seek the counsel of an attorney or at least an advocacy group. An attorney who is experienced in workplace issues will know the answers to your questions and direct you to the right course of action.
    Last edit by Shorty11 on Feb 6, '13
  4. by   morpheus_2145
    Hi, can we contact each other? We have the same concern. Thanks.
  5. by   virushunter
    By law you do not have to report your HIV status to your employer because with the appropriate use of PPE and compliance with your ARV regimen, you are not carrying a communicable disease and are not a threat to your patient. Best wishes
  6. by   rnrn21
    Quote from morpheus_2145
    Hi, can we contact each other? We have the same concern. Thanks.
    Hi we are in the same situation. Can we contact each other? Thanks
  7. by   Joel25
    Sure! I just don't know how.
  8. by   avexgodlike
    Joel, with regards to your application, did you do it thru aa recruitment agency?
  9. by   nurse_cardio
    Any update on this as well?

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