HIV & Employment

Federal and state laws make it illegal for any place of employment to discriminate against employees based on their HIV status. But, that doesn’t mean you have to disclose your HIV-positive status to people at work.

Get tips on what to consider before telling people at work about your status, and learn more about how HIV does—and doesn’t—affect your employment status.

Disclosing Your HIV Status in the Workplace

AIDSmeds.com talks through issues related to disclosing HIV status at work, including:

  • What should I do if an HIV-related illness interferes with my work?
  • If I tell someone at work my status, do they have to keep it confidential?
  • What reasonable accommodations is my employer required to make?
  • Should I disclose my HIV status at work?

aidsmeds.com: The Workplace: Employers

Employment and Living with HIV/AIDS: A Resource Guide

This comprehensive guide, produced by the United States Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, provides information about employment for people with HIV. It covers the following topics:

  • Legal rights and protections;
  • Resources and strategies for getting a job; and,
  • Financial impacts and tax incentives.

DOL.gov: Employment and Living with HIV/AIDS