It is actually required for many overseas jobs, as they want to screen the people entering the country. Although it is discrimination of a sort, I don't think that the hiring process will ever be completely fair ... it is an ideal that is very difficult to achieve.
As was pointed out by someone else some countries might require them if you want to work in their nation. Other instances such as being a surgeon or someone who is in a role where there is a good chance blood/fluids could be passed along it may make sense. Most surgeons or dentists would also (want) to know if the patient they are about operate on is HIV positive as well.
However the vast majority of careers aren't likely to require HIV tests for employment.
to me it should depend on what the job is. if it's the kind of job where cuts, abrasions etc are any every day thing, then yes. if it's an office job or something like that then no.
I agree with nightwork4, that it should depend on what the job is. But it should be explained really good, why they need it. If there is a high probability to put someone in danger, then probably the test is justified.
it is for everyone safety..so why not..besides it will never be an issue to an applicant if she or he is healthy..nothing to worry about it..even drug test why not..it is only an issue if one is happened to have H.I.V OR DRUG dependent..im totally for it..
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