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If i tested positive for Hep C and I have a cosmetology license in the state of IL can I still work in a hair salon
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683231 tn?1467323017
Have you tested positive on a hepatitis C antibody test or the HCV RNA by PCR test? If you Dave tested positive for hepatitis C on the HCV RNA test then get treated get cured.

IL State Board of Cosmetology Contact Information

Illinois Dept. of Professional Regulation—Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Braiding, and Nail Technology Board
320 W. Washington St., 3rd Fl.
Springfield, IL 62786
100 W. Randolph Street, 9th Fl.
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone Number: 1-888-473-4858



The Illinois State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating change of name or change of address information, and acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining an Illinois state cosmetology license.
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683231 tn?1467323017
“ According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , there's no reason to exclude people with hepatitis C from any type of job. This includes individuals who work with children, food, and other services. The only exception is if the job poses a risk of blood-to-blood contact.”

https://www.healthline.com/health/hepatitis-c/employment-and-hepatitis-c#off-limits-jobs
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683231 tn?1467323017
The Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, as well as in other circumstances. If you have hepatitis C virus (HCV), the ADA provides some protection in the workplace, but there are limits to what it does.
You cannot be terminated from employment solely because of having hepatitis C.
A hepatitis C diagnosis is not an automatic disability. The ADA protects “qualified individuals with disabilities.” A disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of an individual, and it must be permanent or long-lasting.
The ADA assists people who can work, especially if reasonable accommodations are made to enable them to continue at their job. For instance, you may not be disabled by hep C, but treatment for it may affect your work. Reasonable accommodations may include time off for medical appointments, paid or unpaid leave, and redistribution of responsibilities to help you keep your job while undergoing treatment. Accommodations must not cause undue hardship to the employer.
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683231 tn?1467323017
I’m not seeing anything about medical requirements in any respect in any state for working in a hair salon. Wondering why you think this is a problem.

But in any event there are highly effective treatments now available that can cure the majority of people living with hepatitis C. These treatments are well tolerated by the majority of patients. Treatment could be as simple as one pill a day for possibly as few as 8 weeks in some cases or 12 weeks and you could be cured of hepatitis c assuming you are actually infected.

Get tested, get treated, get cured. Fight Hep C.

Let’s all work together to eradicate hep C in our lifetimes
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