For those of you who still go to work, what is the biggest obstacle that you have at work being HIV positive?
I’m fortunate that work is very accommodating; I’m covered by the DDA (disability discrimination act) and various other legislation so work has to make reasonable adjustments for my health conditions. I have numerous appointments and tests which I am allowed time for, they also have to provide an appropriate workstation with necessary equipment (orthopaedic chair etc).
My manager and many of my colleagues are aware of many of my health complaints (hard not to when you work in a hospital), it’s never been an issue.
I own a guaranteed issue life insurance agency and have not had any issue with work.
The issue I have is getting people living with HIV-AIDS to understand the importance of having coverage to bring finsncial.peace of mind to family and love ones.
@A myHIVteam Member did you know you can file a disability accommodation request for doctor appointments?
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I've been with my company 18 years. I've accumulated 4 weeks vaca, 56 hours sick time and 2 personal days. My direct supervisor is aware of my status. So no issues with illness or time away for appointments. Our office has moved to a work from home environment (March 2020) with no plans to return to the office, so there isn't really any issues at all. I feel fortunate to work for a person that is so understanding. Did I mention she's my work-wife also?? 😁😁😁
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