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andrews2015 posted a topic in US Embassy and Consulate DiscussionI am a nurse by profession, HIV positive and on meds with undetectable viral load and high CD4, however, my employment based petition is for a different job title with annual prevailing wage of $40,000. Now at NVC stage. Applicants are no longer being tested for HIV. (1) So do I need to disclose my HIV status? (2) If I disclose, do I become inadmissible in the concept of “public charge” due to high cost of treatment in the US? (3) How do I overcome being a public charge in my case? (4) If I dont’t disclose my status, will I be held at the port of entry due to bringing medications for a condition not revealed during the medical examination? And how many bottles of medication can I bring? I hope someone can help me. I’ve been through a lot. I am very anxious and I don’t want to give up my American dream.
I understand that as of 2010 HIV is no longer a problem but I did find a area that affects a small number of consular processing applicants such as my spouse. The instructions for I-693 for outside the USA say that when someone self identifies as HIV+, the doctor is to take 3 sputum samples for TB which take 2 months to process. With this said, we don't want to be stuck over seas for 2 months. We have completed numerous testing here in USA (X-Ray, CT, Lumbar Puncture, Sputum Cups). ID doctor is confident in no TB. Spouse has 3 months check ups due to HIV so we are not trying to evade the system in any way. Staying over seas for two months would be of great harm to his health without access to his medication. Do you have to disclose that you are HIV positive in your medical exam over seas? Does anyone have any experience with this? We will bring original CD of imaging with us (CT, Xray, MRI, etc.) Thank you so much for your help!
CatDudes posted a topic in Direct Consular Filing (DCF) General DiscussionHi, We are more than a little confused about some items for my husband's upcoming Medial Exam and Visa Interview in Paris, France. I am a US citizen, and the petitioner, and we have done everything ourselves up to this point. Can anyone definitively assist us in determining the following: 1) Which vaccines are absolutely required to be current (within the last 10 years) at the time of the Medical Exam for an applicant that is in their 50's? 1A) My husband has lost his MMR and other vaccination records, will a report of blood tests for specific vaccines be enough for the Exam? 2) Does an applicant need to disclose their HIV status to the civil surgeon at the medical exam? It says in the instructions to be prepared to discuss current medications and conditions the applicant has, but that HIV is not a disqualifying condition anymore, but we are more concerned for the sake of medical privacy to not provide unnecessary medical information if we don't need to. 3) Where is the Medical Questionnaire for the medical exam located? Or is it form I-693 that we just print and bring with us? 4) Any moral support or words of comfort to ease the nervousness of this pending ordeal would be greatly appreciated!