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Where in Asia DONT they have medical exams?
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batman1



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:32 am    Post subject: Where in Asia DONT they have medical exams? Reply with quote

My best friend is looking for work in the Middle East or Asia. He has hepatitis C and therefore can't go to a country that has blood tests taken in the country where he would work. Does anyone know of a country in the above areas where he would not be tested, besides Turkey?
Thanks!
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Bread



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Japan's never taken my blood. Korea has.
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Stephen Jones



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not a question of taking the blood; it's what they're testing for.
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fluffyhamster



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Bread's suggested, Japan is one country that doesn't yet test. Indonesia also comes to mind for some reason, but I'm not sure so you'd need to check on that (and I myself wouldn't particularly want to work there anyway, though a visit would be nice Smile ).
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barabbas



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe Sri Lanka?
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Stephen Jones



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Maybe Sri Lanka?
Very few jobs; maybe the British Council and one or two more.

Doesn't seem to demand a medical certificate.
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AjarnIam



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never been tested in Thailand
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bulgogiboy



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, Turkey doesnt do any kind of medical tests, its kind of Asian(90% - geographically speaking at least)...

As a matter of fact one of my co-workers in Turkey actually had Hep C from his drug using days...I was never that keen on taking a swig from his beer bottle when he offered...
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eclectic



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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on taking a swig from his beer bottle when he offered...



Oh grosssss! Smile
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Stephen Jones



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hep C is only really transmittable by blood to blood contact, which means sharing needles or more likely transfusions.
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Master Shake



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MOD EDIT

I think Thailand has just started refusing teachers who don't have Hep C/HIV.

I worked at a big primary school in Bangkok last summer. About half the teachers there had no degree, teaching cert, nadda. But what really amazed me was that they had these particular guys teaching kindergarten and even pre-kindergarten.

There is some loophole in Thailand that teachers for very young children need not have qualifications.
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Kiels



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Thailand, the medical check consisted of a doctor in my city (Chaiyphum) taking my blood pressure, listening to my breathing and asking if I had any health concerns. Most of the teachers in my city(about 20 of us) had similar medical checks. Not really that thorough!
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Master Shake



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kiels wrote:
In Thailand, the medical check consisted of a doctor in my city (Chaiyphum) taking my blood pressure, listening to my breathing and asking if I had any health concerns. Most of the teachers in my city(about 20 of us) had similar medical checks. Not really that thorough!


The strangest medical check I had was crossing into Cambodia from Thailand in Poipet.

It was the middle of the Swine Flu epidemic and they pulled people out of line at immigration at random and stuck the same instrument in everyones' ears to check for god knows what. They then proceeded to give each of us a card with the local hospital's phone number wirtten on it. "If you have problem call this number, sir. No problem don't call."
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khmerhit



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hahaha
yeah they dont normally ask for blood tests in Cambodia but youll end up shedding it somehow along with yr dignity. stay off the motorcycles eg














C A M BO D I A
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bulgogiboy



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stephen Jones wrote:
Hep C is only really transmittable by blood to blood contact, which means sharing needles or more likely transfusions.



Yeah I knew this at the time, but call me funny, I just dont like sharing a beer with someone who has a serious disease Laughing
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