cake wrote:Topher wrote:Anyone currently renewing their ARC and recently completed a health check? My health check says I passed, but for the HIV portion it says that I am exempt from examination. Is this normal now since Taiwan relaxed laws on foreign residents with HIV? I'm not worried that I'm infected; just noticed it when I was looking at my health check form before I give it to my employer, and I know in the past Taiwan has been really careful with HIV in particular.
I was talking to someone yesterday about this 'check'. She recently did the health check and I asked her if they still check for HIV. She didn't know (or notice), but she did remember the nurse saying, "we check for something like HIV but it isn't HIV."
I can only guess it is syphilis or another disease that can be spread through sexual activity?
But, you were exempt. Does that mean others aren't?
I assume you are from a western country. Do the SE Asian workers get the exemption too?
Boy, this thread has seen some days. There's no reason why there shouldn't be another twist.
I've just started the application process to study Chinese in Taichung. From what I understand, I'm going to have to get an HIV cert before I apply for the visa here in Bangkok. (I'm not Thai) Is it just an HIV check or does immigration need more information? In a perfect world, I would love to be informed and get everything done efficiently. Is there anyone with first hand experience that can guide me? Many thanks!