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Author Topic: Disclosed at work  (Read 1813 times)

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Offline britchick

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Disclosed at work
« on: November 20, 2012, 04:12:22 PM »
Hi!
Im not sure where to put this.....but  i disclosed my status at work to my Manager.I will let you know what happens........

Its taken me a while to pluck up the courage......just got to wait and see what happens now!

Britchickx

Offline anniebc

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Re: Disclosed at work
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2012, 04:55:49 PM »
Hi Brit

Nothing should happen, things should carry on as normal, if for some reason they don't, i.e discrimination, unfair dismissal then you take it to the top, there are laws in the work place that protect us from such thing.

I hope all goes well, look forward to hearing how your disclosure went.

Aroha
Jan
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Never knock on deaths door..ring the bell and run..he really hates that.

Offline emeraldize

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Re: Disclosed at work
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2012, 05:35:01 PM »
Hey Brit!

I think 'pluck' has become the site's word of the week -- however -- I much prefer your usage than that of a day ago.

Congrats. Of course we all want to know how things go, or hopefully, don't go as in everything goes along steadily.

Em

Offline WindySkies

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Re: Disclosed at work
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 10:11:13 PM »
Can I ask what made you decide to disclose?
10/11/2012 Journey Started
10/17/2012 First Labs: VL=57,645  CD4+=730  37%
10/31/2012 Started Complera
11/30/2012 Labs: VL=80  CD4+=929 40%
12/24/2012 Started Stribild

Undetectable since 1/15/13 CD4+= Over 1,400 and 49%

Offline tednlou2

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Re: Disclosed at work
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012, 12:46:32 AM »
Hope all goes well and nothing negative happens.  I was curious as well why you decided to disclose.  Are you close with your manager?  Or, was it becoming difficult to explain taking off for doctor appointments or being out sick?  Are you out with everyone in your life, and this was just the last place you were keeping it from people?

Whatever the reason, I know it takes a lot of courage for many to be out with their status. 

Offline Jmarksto

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Re: Disclosed at work
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2012, 01:09:38 AM »
Brit; I admire your courage and wish you well.

JM
03/15/12 Negative
06/15/12 Positive
07/11/12 CD4 790          VL 4,000
08/06/12 CD4 816/38%   VL 49,300
08/20/12 Started Complera
11/06/12 CD4   819/41% VL 38
02/11/13 CD4   935/41% VL UD
06/06/13 CD4   816/41% VL UD
10/28/13 CD4 1131/45%  VL 25
02/25/14 CD4   792/37%  VL UD
07/09/14 CD4 1004/39%   VL UD

Offline britchick

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Re: Disclosed at work
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2012, 01:23:21 AM »
Hi Everyone and thanks!

I decided to disclose as yes, I kept having to ask for time re lots of medical appointments...also was being slowly asked to work more and more hrs......Hey im struggling with the hrs I do.....re fatigue /insomnia/leg pain...so cant go back to full time.

I was sooooo scared to do this......im unsure whats going to happen but im now up on the law here in the  UK thanks to this board.......I couldn't have done this a few months ago i
Yes I will keep you informed as to what happens!!!!!!!!!!

Britchickx

Offline britchick

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Re: Disclosed at work
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2012, 01:25:54 AM »
OOps forgot to add.......no..I haven't disclosed to that many people...hopefully im going to do that as time goes on.

Britchickx   

Offline britchick

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Re: Disclosed at work
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2012, 12:06:33 PM »
Okay ...update again!I was working today and have been told that they will support me 100%.....it will remain confidential....and that they wish  I could have come to them earlier (to take away  some of the stress!).....
 
Im overwhelmed right now...had a wee cry(again!)when i came home.....happy tears!!!!!!!!!

I will post what happens re Occupational Health etc...another hurdle conquered!

Britchickx

Offline tednlou2

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Re: Disclosed at work
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2012, 11:29:45 PM »
Very good news, and it must take a lot of stress off your shoulders. 

Offline britchick

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Re: Disclosed at work
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2012, 12:13:03 AM »
Yes ...... thanks  ....im soooooooo glad I did it!!!!!!!!

Britchickx

Offline emeraldize

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Re: Disclosed at work
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2012, 12:46:24 AM »
This is all great news, Brit!

Offline anniebc

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Re: Disclosed at work
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2012, 05:13:23 AM »
Good news all round Brit...just keep going forward and you will be fine.

Aroha
Jan :-*
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Never knock on deaths door..ring the bell and run..he really hates that.

Offline Jmarksto

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Re: Disclosed at work
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2012, 12:13:14 PM »
Brit;  It sounds like you were met with some compassion and understanding. I am happy for you.

JM
03/15/12 Negative
06/15/12 Positive
07/11/12 CD4 790          VL 4,000
08/06/12 CD4 816/38%   VL 49,300
08/20/12 Started Complera
11/06/12 CD4   819/41% VL 38
02/11/13 CD4   935/41% VL UD
06/06/13 CD4   816/41% VL UD
10/28/13 CD4 1131/45%  VL 25
02/25/14 CD4   792/37%  VL UD
07/09/14 CD4 1004/39%   VL UD

Offline britchick

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Re: Disclosed at work
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2012, 12:26:41 AM »
Cheers!!!!!

Britchickx

Offline Souledout

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Re: Disclosed at work
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2012, 03:10:04 AM »
That's great news for you, I'm glad it went well. I disclosed my status as soon as I found out pretty much, was really hard but ultimately the right thing to do in my case I think.
Infection sometime April-August, no noticable seroconversion symptoms
Not currently on medication
13/09/12 CD4 672 (33%) VL <40 (diagnosis date)
18/09/12 CD4 ?               VL 43
27/09/12 CD4 ?               VL 127
19/11/12 CD4 676 (38%) VL 959
03/03/13 CD4 642 (32%) VL 291
04/07/13 CD4 791 (33%) VL 26,437 (active cold sore, tooth infection)
18/07/13 ------retest------VL 3704
18/11/13 CD4 802 (36%) VL 65

 


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