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I am required to get a physical every year for my job (which they pay for) Some years are less invasive than others depending on your health at the time, but every once in a while they do blood work. My fear is A) if they draw my blood can they find anything relating to HSV or show that I am taking antiviral meds? And B) Do I disclose my HSV status and the meds Im taken when filling out paperwork for the physical.(they ask medical history, medications currently taken etc..)

Does anyone know the legalities of that and if they can pick up my HSV status from blood?

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Okay I'm no expert on laws outside of CA. But since it is difficult to get most drs to test for this without requesting it I am going to guess that they will only do a cbc. This would tell them if your values were off somewhere. If they are going to test for hiv etc. I am pretty sure that they have to have your consent.

I would not disclose your hsv status unless it will directly affect your work product or work environment. They shouldn't need to know your rx unless they are for things that are serious like diabetes or anti-seizure meds or even anti-psychotics. . . I always tell my co-workers that I have asthma just in case so they can help in an emergency.

It would help to know where you live to know the laws and your line of work. Have you had this annual test before and do you have copies of previous years that you can look through? They should let you see the results. If not maybe you want to ask what they are looking for and what to expect - hey those are perfectly reasonable questions to ask.

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