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Old Nov 27th 2001, 1:44 pm
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Is our panel doctor correct?

He says we need to have an AIDS test as part of the NZ medical, which we're doing this week. Don't get me wrong, I'm not worried about the test (already had two last year as a matter of hospital routine when I had operations to insert then later remove a pin in my arm) but it does seem a waste of forty quid!

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Old Nov 27th 2001, 4:59 pm
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Hi Jez, well I am persuming that the screening for New Zealand is the same as for Australia and in which case yes you do need testing for AIDS! Deb
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Old Nov 27th 2001, 5:51 pm
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We had our medical last week and we did have a blood test, although our doctor said it was not for AIDS but syphillis, they only do AIDS test for Australia.

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Old Nov 27th 2001, 6:03 pm
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Yes, for NZ you need a blood test, but NOT for AIDS,
its for the other one, Syphilis (yes I know that's not how you spell it, I mean, how many times in your life would you want to write it anyway!)
I speak from experience as I had my medicals a few months ago.

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Old Nov 27th 2001, 6:50 pm
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Thanks for the various replies.

Medical arranged for Monday AM, planning to lodge the application by 23rd assuming all goes well and our agency gets moving...

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Old Nov 29th 2001, 3:11 am
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Not true, well not up to last October, I now have NZ residency and believe it or not
they dont require an AIDS test, I did have to do a syphilus test though Hope this
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Old Nov 29th 2001, 6:06 pm
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When you received your medicals were they in a sealed envelope or did you just send the loose forms off to the NZIS.

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