A fairly young guy...

A fairly young guy diagnosed with HIV and HepB (now undetected) a while ago afraid to go for interviews in private sectors (Hospitality Sector to be more precise) after graduating. Are there any chances of getting employed in India, if they found out about my health issues? How about government sector? or would it be better for me to be self-employed?

like0

Comments

Hello Jay

MumbaiyyaGal's picture

Thank you so much for writing in. 

As you are aware, the HIV/AIDS Bill has been passed in the Parliament. Just few more months and it will become a "law". Then every PLWH/A will be protected with rights.

I don't think anyone should be detained because of their status - but yes, few are the exemption. Like in Defence Sector, they do test blood for HIV before one is qualified. We need to educate them to eradicate the doubt that PLWHA are not able to perform their duty well. It is not because of the status, it is all because they think under influence of medicines one may not be able to do the duty. That's why I give emphasis on proving yourself, being your own advocate and help them know what HIV actually is, and break the myth. 

Hospitality Sector though DOES NOT require HIV testing. I don't see any reason to. And they shouldn't either else that would come under "discrimination". You have rights to say "no" to HIV blood testing. There are lawyers and organisations also who would stand up to you, depending on where you are based. Connect to me on my facebook ID Jyoti Dhawale Surve (drop me a message) and we will take it from there. 

Warmest Regards,

Jo

 

like0

Do you get our newsletter?

admin's picture

Sign up for our monthly Newsletter and get the latest info in your inbox.

seventh name

Entrevistamos Arianna Lint, miembro del Consejo Asesor de la Comunidad y Una Chica Como Yo blogger, para nuestra "Enfoque: Mujeres Creando Diferencia" serie.

Learn about peripheral neuropathy – what it is, what puts people at risk of developing it, its signs and symptoms, and available treatments.

Obtener información acerca de las mujeres trans que viven con el VIH y los muchos problemas únicos que se enfrentan, incluyendo algunas buenas noticias sobre los cambios y la capacidad de recuperación determinado.

admin's picture

Join our community

Connect to our support community and share experiences with other women living with HIV.

Join now >

admin's picture

You Can Help!

Together, we can change the course of the HIV epidemic…one woman at a time!

Please donate now!>