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Confidentiality of my information
Sep 23, 2002

how must my information on my hiv status be stored by service providers to maintain confidentiality ? such as by case management ?

Response from Ms. Breuer

Your question is vague, so I'm not sure I fully understand what you're asking. Service providers = health care providers? They store information about your HIV status in your regular file and send it out along with everything else when you release your medical records (as when you apply for insurance) unless you have a prior understanding with them. Talk with them about your concerns and find out what they're willing to do to protect your confidentiality.

Case management? That sounds like your AIDS Service Organization. How do they protect your rights? Call to ask about their policy. As private organizations, they write their own rules. If you're not satisfied, please urge them to tighten up their policies, not only for your sake, but for the sake of all their clients.



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