When you test positive for hiv, it can be difficult to know who to tell about it, and how to tell them telling others can be good because: you can get love and support to help you deal with your health you may want to tell your employer if your hiv illness or treatments interfere with your job performance get a letter from your doctor. I’m taking a lot of sick days lately and i kind of want to tell my co-workers i am hiv-positive so they know i’m not out looking for another job. Co-workers and customers have no right to know an employee's status in the normal course of business because normal business relations do not transmit hiv remember, hiv is bloodborne, not airborne. And if your company is smaller than 15 people, whether they have to keep your hiv status private depends on the law in your state it is always a good idea, if you tell your boss or company that you have aids or hiv, to say that you don’t want them to tell anyone else. Hiv positive workers are not required to report their status to anyone in the united states.
Best answer: only if their status poses an actual threat to other workers or customers, or in the case of insurance or liability purposes you couldn't justify forcing an office worker to reveal their status, but a chef or dental assistant surely would need to do so an employee couldn't lie about such a condition to gain health coverage. In general, according to case law and professional practice guidelines, health care workers have a duty to inform patients or employers that they are hiv positive if they perform invasive or. For over three-quarters of the hiv-positive men in this study (77%), the response to the disclosure of their hiv status at work was generally positive less than one in ten reported a negative response. Challenges associated with disclosing one’s hiv-positive status edwin j bernard published: 18 july 2010 whilst some people are able to tell their sexual partners immediately, called attention to the potential difficulties that people with hiv may face when considering disclosure of their hiv-positive status.
Hiv has a long history of teetering on the fringes of the legislative process from the very beginning of the epidemic, states have enacted laws specifically targeting hiv-positive individuals, presumably to penalize people who know their status and knowingly expose others to the virus. Mcos should educate their network of providers about the standard of care in treating hiv infected persons and should assure that network providers integrate pn into the on-going care and treatment plan for hiv infected persons and comply with all reporting requirements. Should hiv positive workers have to tell their employers of their status i have a debate coming up and would like to hear peoples view on the reasons why employers should know the status of their employees what laws are in place in regards to hiv in the workplace. Your rights as an hiv+ employee as an employee who is hiv+, you may be concerned with the way your employer and co-workers will respond should they learn of your status fortunately, hiv+ employees one concern hiv employees often face regards their right to keep their hiv status private.
The obligation to disclose hiv-positive status under canadian criminal law 2 the criminalization of hiv non-disclosure in about their hiv-positive status before having sex this is usually police officers’ questions but you should tell the police basic information such as your name and date of birth you have. Dr carton says, 'physicians probably wouldn't last too long if they disclosed a positive hiv status to their employer, but i guess i think they should - again, just more for patient safety 'you want people to have their privacy, and their medical condition should not be known. In most cases, your employer will not know your hiv status unless you tell them but your employer does have a right to ask if you have any health conditions that would affect your ability to do your job or pose a serious risk to others.
To disclose or not to disclose. Employers - in most cases, your employer will not know your hiv status unless you tell them but your employer does have a right to ask if you have any health conditions that would affect your. There is no obligation on employees to tell their employers about their hiv status except in certain professions (eg surgery or dentistry where there is a risk of exposure to bodily fluids or blood. Nothe risk of transmitting hiv in a workplace setting is nearly negligable, far less then the risk of spreading the cold or flu virus because the risk is so low and the information could bias a supervisor and/or co-workers, an hiv positive person should not have to report his status.
Neglecting to tell anyone that you put at risk should be a punishable offense not just in the work place there are some exceptions there are some jobs that have a higher inherent risk of passing hiv and other conditions on to someone else. The risk of transmission of hiv or hepatitis b from infectious health care workers to patients is low however, inadvertent exposure causes great concern amongst patients of an infected health care worker the patients of a scottish dentist diagnosed hepatitis b e antigen positive were informed by. Hiv/aids as a result, some clients previously unable to work due to aids-related illnesses are now able to consider the possibility of workforce (re)entry in light of their improved health (weatherburn et al, 2009 bettinger, 1997 martin, 1997) despite health improvements, efforts at workforce. Should hiv positive workers have to tell their employers of their status ask new question sidhant jain , research scholar at university of delhi - department of zoology (2017-present.