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Offline Max14

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Work life for nurses?
« on: January 14, 2014, 08:21:41 AM »
Hi guys,

Recently me and my partner tested positive and are currently on our "supplements" for about 6months now. My partner is a nursing student and he is about to graduate and start working, although he is worried as they have a health screening (blood test included) before he can start working officially. My question is what will they do if they find out he is poz? Can he still work? He is really stressed and I can't seem to help. U see he is on a bond for 7years with the hospital. Lately he is emotional about this and I'm starting to get worried. As for me, I'm working a desk job so I dun think a blood test is required. Any insides on this particular subject?


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Re: Work life for nurses?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 09:16:10 AM »
Hi Max, welcome to the forums.

I've moved your thread into the Just Tested forum as that is the more appropriate place for it.

I also deleted the same exact thread from the Someone I Care About forum. Not only should you only post any thread one time in one sub-forum, but you are not an hiv negative person discussing a loved one with hiv, which is the target audience for that particular section of the forums, so that wasn't the appropriate forum for your thread either.

Now that we have the "housekeeping" out of the way....



I really have no idea what the employment laws are for people living with hiv in your (Asian) country. If you care to let the forum know where you are posting from (country will suffice, you don't need to tell us your exact location), someone here may be better versed in your country's employment laws.

In the meantime, you can find an ASO (aids service organisation) near you by using the searchable database at aidsmap.com A local ASO should be able to tell you exactly what your employment laws entail.

How are you two doing otherwise?

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Offline Max14

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Re: Work life for nurses?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 09:25:42 AM »
Hi Ann,

Thanks for the assistance. Still relatively new to the whole forum thing. Lol. We are both fine and still together. I guess you are right, we both reside in Malaysia, and have no idea about the employment laws. Will try the link that you gave me. Thanks a lot :)

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014, 10:47:18 AM »
You're welcome, Max. That's what we're here for. I hope there is an organisation near you who can help you with area-specific stuff like employment laws. 

Please feel free to ask about anything else hiv-related. It's a steep learning-curve when one is newly diagnosed, so you both probably have some questions.

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HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: Work life for nurses?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2014, 11:42:25 AM »
Max- despite its age ( thankfully actually)this document may help you gain insight to your country's approaches. From a skim review, this should provide you with important information and perhaps lead you elsewhere for verification regarding implementation. It would be nice if your partner could relax a bit and focus on studies.
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/population/aids/malaysia.aids.01.pdf

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Re: Work life for nurses?
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2014, 11:45:15 AM »
And, were I you, or your partner, I'd look up this fellow countryman. http://www.iavireport.org/Special-Features/Pages/Living-Positive-in-Malaysia.aspx#.UtVpQKa9LCQ

Offline Max14

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Re: Work life for nurses?
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2014, 10:17:40 AM »
Thanks Ann, I guess most of the questions have already been addressed by the doctors and dealing with it just seems pretty normal for now, we make a good team reminding each other to take our "supplements" and the side effects are not as severe as before. The thing that I'm not really keen on is the blood tests and the doctor's appointment. Seems hard to schedule some time off especially with work pilling up but I can't put off the appointments either. Luckily, the doctors are understanding about it.

Thanks for the insight emeraldize, will definitely look into it. Yea, I hope he can calm down as well, he was even at a point whereby he felt his studies are like a waste. Personally, I think there shouldn't be any discrimination or stigma to his choice of profession. I mean i'm even more worried about his own well being, working in the hospital with lots of sick patients. Maybe if he came clean about his status, they might put him in a more less risk area of work? Kinda hope someone can provide some insight to this.

I think it would be weird if the hospital decided to break the contract because suddenly he is HIV+
Having a disease shouldn't be any reason to dismiss someone from working right?
I've tried persuading him to maybe work elsewhere and we can pay back the tuition fees slowly but I guess we shall wait and see. 

 


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