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#1 Ampalaya

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 04:02 PM

Opions on having test for TB, Hepa B and HIV at the beginning of the visa process??
Forget it and just pray?
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#2 MrkGrismer

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 05:45 PM

QUOTE(Ampalaya @ May 8 2008, 12:02 PM) View Post
Opions on having test for TB, Hepa B and HIV at the beginning of the visa process??
Forget it and just pray?


It cheifly depends on the risk factor involved.

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 06:08 PM

I have my mind set that once I get the NOA2 she will make all exams required at St. Luke and couple more.

Also, she is doing regular preventive exams. She does not like it, but ask me if I care for her opinion. smile.gif

I think that a surprise at St. Luke will not be welcome and more so if something needs to be addressed now.

I was not surprised, but did not realized that she never did some basic preventive exams.

Cheers,

Carlos.

PS. I assume TB or HIV might be a show stopper, but how about other things like Hepatitis, etc.? Do we have other types of show stoppers?

Edited by zzzlpr, 08 May 2008 - 06:12 PM.

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 07:27 PM

QUOTE(zzzlpr @ May 8 2008, 02:08 PM) View Post
I have my mind set that once I get the NOA2 she will make all exams required at St. Luke and couple more.

Also, she is doing regular preventive exams. She does not like it, but ask me if I care for her opinion. smile.gif

I think that a surprise at St. Luke will not be welcome and more so if something needs to be addressed now.

I was not surprised, but did not realized that she never did some basic preventive exams.

Cheers,

Carlos.

PS. I assume TB or HIV might be a show stopper, but how about other things like Hepatitis, etc.? Do we have other types of show stoppers?


TB is not a show stopper, it just delays things until a succesfful treatment plan can change it to noninfections.

From what I can tell Hapatitis is not an issue at all, insofar as visa eligibility is concerned.

HIV will result in denial (it is 'excludable').

For all the information, see Technical Instructions for Panel Physicians: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dq/panel.htm

The diseases that will lead to denial/exclusion are:

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(active tuberculosis, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, infectious syphilis, chancroid, gonorrhea, granuloma inguinale, lymphogranuloma venereum, and Hansen's disease (leprosy)

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#5 Ampalaya

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 07:28 PM

I had my wife and anak test for TB and Hepa B shortly before I made my first trip to see them.
Main reason was to start treating so there wouldn't be an additional 6+months to treat and cure TB.
LOTS of TB in the Philippines.
From my wifes life stlye to me there was almost Zero chance of having her being HIV positive.
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#6 zzzlpr

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 07:46 PM

Thanks Mark.

I think we are good for all the show stoppers and the possible TB delay.

However, she is taking lung X-rays now to create a history. She never done it.
I am positive that if something shows in her X-ray at St. Luke and there isn't a previous film to compare it will spell delay.

Cheers,

Carlos





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11/08/2007 - Annulment Process Started
08/21/2008 - Annulment Granted
09/05/2008 - Annulment Court Order Issued
09/10/2008 - Mailed I-129F
09/11/2008 - Arrived at VSC
09/12/2008 - NOA1 Issued
01/29/2009 - NOA2 Issued
02/07/2009 - Manila Case Number Letter Received from NVC
02/15/2009 - Interview Scheduled for March, 23rd 2009
03/02/2009 - Passed Medical
03/23/2009 - Interview, all went well but NBI Clearance on her Married Name was missing
03/25/2009 - Delivered NBI Clearance to US Embassy
04/17/2009 - Visa on hand
04/24/2009 - CFO done
05/13/2009 - Arrived in US
06/01/2009 - Applied for SSN
06/02/2009 - Pending Immunizations done
06/05/2009 - Received SSN
06/22/2009 - Got Married "downtown" style
06/27/2009 - Requested sealed envelop with immunization form from Civil Dr.
07/03/2009 - Received sealed envelop from Dr.
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07/20/2009 - AOS NOA1 Issued
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10/18/2011 - ROC NOA Received (contains the 1 year extension)
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07/19/2012 - ROC Approved letter(no interview, even though I forgot to send a copy of the GC)
07/25/2012 - 10 year GC Arrived

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 02:53 AM

We had free medical benefits when I was still working in the Philippinse so I underwent a total physical examination just before the approval of our case. Test for TB, then was not yet a requirement for a K1 VISA applicant, but I also had my X-ray done. Everything turned normal, so I was very confident when I had my medical examination at St. Lukes. since I knew beforehand that I didn't have anything to worry about my health. It boosts an applicant's self confidence, really, knowing that she or he is healthy when undergoing the medical examination as a requirement for the VISA processing.

I didn't have a test of HIV though, because I was sure that I didn't have it. smile.gif

QUOTE(Ampalaya @ May 8 2008, 12:02 PM) View Post
Opions on having test for TB, Hepa B and HIV at the beginning of the visa process??
Forget it and just pray?

Edited by fe, 10 May 2008 - 02:54 AM.

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 03:08 AM

QUOTE(fe @ May 10 2008, 02:53 AM) View Post
We had free medical benefits when I was still working in the Philippinse so I underwent a total physical examination just before the approval of our case. Test for TB, then was not yet a requirement for a K1 VISA applicant, but I also had my X-ray done. Everything turned normal, so I was very confident when I had my medical examination at St. Lukes. since I knew beforehand that I didn't have anything to worry about my health. It boosts an applicant's self confidence, really, knowing that she or he is healthy when undergoing the medical examination as a requirement for the VISA processing.

I didn't have a test of HIV though, because I was sure that I didn't have it. smile.gif

same here. we have annual check up in school.
It's good to know beforehand to have plenty of time to prepare for the interview...

to all the applicants, goodluck!




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