HIV is transmitted by ejaculate secretion.
== Absolutely not. Working with an HIV-positive person does not endanger anyone's health, so the choice of whether or not to tell your colleagues that you are HIV-positive is an entirely personal matter. == No. There is currently no requirement that you inform those you work with if you are HIV-positive. Note, however, that the idea that someone who is HIV-positive does not endanger anyone's health is not entirely true. Though someone who is HIV-positive does not normally endanger co-workers, if there is an accident or injury, it is possible that contact with blood or fluids will infect another individual. When rendering aid in emergency situations in the workplace (or elsewhere), precautions must be observed. It would be unwise not to take them. You should take them with regard to others, and if you are injured on the job, you should expect them to be taken with regard to you.
The side effects are many a varied and even two people taking the same drugs can experience very different side effects. The most common side effects are nausea, headaches, tiredness, dizziness and diarrhoea .. but it is generally the case that the more modern the drug is, the fewer the side effects. It is almost inevitable that you will experience one (or more) of these side effects when you first start treatment with anti-HIV drugs; but the good news is that most (if not all) of the side effects tend to fade after a few weeks. If the side effects don't fade and are unbearable, then it may be possible to switch to another combination of drugs - BUT whatever you do, never stop taking the drugs without first speaking to your doctor. Changes in treatment need to be carefully managed and monitored. There are also longer term side effects that you may experience. These can include: reduced sex drive, anaemia, increased cholesterol levels, lipodystrophy, neuropathy, kidney damage and liver damage.
I would not think so. The virus would be tearing your immune system apart, and lower your wbc count in the process.
The medicines used to treat HIV are called antiretroviral drugs. There are several different types / classes of drugs which act differently to disrupt different stages of the HIV life cycle. Antiretroviral drugs are generally administered in combinations (hence the term combination therapy) of three or four different drugs from two or three different classes. The individual drugs are too numerous to list here, but the following link provides a good up-to-date listing of both the drugs and classes of drugs currently in use: