If you are living with HIV you might find that periods of ill health leaves gaps in your employment history and may make it difficult to find employment. However, there are ways to overcome this.
If you're long-term unemployed and living with HIV, you can take part in our Work Positive programme.
You can state on your CV that you have been managing long term health condition during the time that you were not working. This will then make the employer aware that you are protected from discrimination on the grounds of your disability, in line with the Equality Act of 2010 which places a duty on all employers to take positive action with disabled candidates.
This means that if you let employers know that you are disabled they have a duty to consider employing you.
Finally, remember - a good employer will value life experience and transferable skills just as much as specific job skills.
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