Does a medical examination include an HIV test?

I am HIV positive and have been offered a teaching job in Bangkok. I am worried my status will be an issue. I was hoping to not disclose my status to my employer and I receive medical treatment in the UK and will continue to do so even if I leave. Is this medical examination the same one for the work permit or is this something different?

We put this question out on social media and here are some of the responses.

"My medical examination includes HIV tests for a work permit"

"I was told by a doctor that it's illegal to discriminate/test for HIV here unless you have a high risk job. Could be a different story in reality though"

 "My medicals for work permits have never asked for hiv tests"   

Several teachers all remarked that the medical test only checks for syphilis.    

In conclusion, yet another one of those infamous Thai grey areas.   

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