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Hepatitis b and police job - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a question.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   proceed with your query
User :   does having Hep B disqualify me from police employment?
User :   apparently ive had it for a long time but have never had symptoms
Doctor :   presence of hepatitis b infection does cause liver symptoms
Doctor :   does it disqualify or not it is the policy of the respective recruiting police department
User :   ive had numerous physicals and no issues with my they say anyway
Doctor :   please find out from the police department regarding the criteria they are adopting for the hepatitis b infection
User :   im an officer now and am looking to go to another dept...just curious
User :   i had mono and jaundis as well when i was 17....
Doctor :   presence of the hepatitis infection per say is not a disability
User :   im just curious
Doctor :   the department will have a guidelines, since you are an officer
Doctor :   you can get it easily
Doctor :   just find out what do dth guidlines say
Doctor :   the*
User :   but per se its not an automatic disqualifier??
Doctor :   presence of the hepatitis b carrier state is most of the contorts renders the applicant unsuitable for the police job
Doctor :   country *
Doctor :   but there are some country who do accept the applicants for the soft jobs
User :   because i did get this job though
Doctor :   it is individual case dependent
User :   again, just curious
Doctor :   since you did not have any disability as a result of the hepatitis
Doctor :   you have been through
Doctor :   disability means because of the hepatitis if you have liver problems and it interferes in carryingout normal police duty
Doctor :   than you are unsuitable
User :   ok...i feel better
Doctor :   in some countries they just get disqualified because of the fear of the infection spreading among the colleagues
Doctor :   so the department does set a guidelines
Doctor :   and in the guidelines if it says not suitable than mere presence of infection will disqualify
User :   ok...thanks for ur time Dr.
Doctor :   if it says assessment is required on case to case basis
Doctor :   than no disability person can get into the department
User :   is this my same dr as before?
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok...i have another question...hes HEP b and herpes II the same thing?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   hepres 2 is a different virys
Doctor :   Virus*
Doctor :   and it is a sexually transmitted disease
User :   ok...because i guess i just proved how dumb i results i have recently said i have herpes but negative for hep B...thats good far as the hep B is concerned...?
Doctor :   hepatitis b does cause liver disorder and it sia blood borne disease
User : negative for that
Doctor :   so no hepatitis than no problem of even fear of assessment
User : dumb am i....
Doctor :   herpes is not a disqualifying criteria
User :   worked up for nothing....guess thats why im talking to you huh??
Doctor :   no it happens some time because of the similar names
Doctor :   any ways it ended in good for you
User :   ok...just scared for a minute there...
User :   well, i thank you for your time...ill save my remaining chat minutes when i cant figure something else out...
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
Doctor :   bye for now
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