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Many thanks for your patience. If you are found to be HIV positive, it will not have an automatic effect on your job. By that I mean that it will not result in an automatic dismissal or move. However, the employer can consider terminating your employment or finding you a different role if they can show that being HIV positive carries a risk to others, especially patients. Therefore, if there is a significant chance of you passing on the infection to someone else, whilst doing your job, they can take steps to prevent that, up to and including dismissal. However, if your job does not expose others at risk, there should be no reason to change anything.
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