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SMARS
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Reged: 10/05/11
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HIV Status on Death Certificate
      02/02/12 10:35 AM

I was told by the Health Professional here in the US that they have to put my HIV status on the death certificate. Considering the religion, culture, family and how I have been keeping this confidential between me and the only one person that I trust, I was really surprised to hear that. This is devastating for me. I am hoping there is something that can be done before I do something drastic like move to a different state or country where I would die and no one would have my records. This is going to be the last piece of paper from this life and I would hate for it to be this way. Ideally, I would like to see that I have died from cancer or Lymphoma which is the case. As far as the final prep of the body, it is our faith that a family member that I trust and aware of my situation that will wash me before bearer anyway. I don't see how I am risking anyone's life by wanting to keep this confidential. Can you please let me know if anyone has any suggestion on how I can prevent this from happening?

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* HIV Status on Death Certificate SMARS 02/02/12 10:35 AM
. * Re: HIV Status on Death Certificate alive2   02/07/12 08:19 AM
. * Re: HIV Status on Death Certificate TheGoodLife   02/06/12 12:48 AM
. * Re: HIV Status on Death Certificate riverprincessModerator   02/02/12 08:24 PM
. * Re: HIV Status on Death Certificate Cruhaven   02/15/12 12:59 PM
. * Re: HIV Status on Death Certificate SMARS   02/02/12 09:16 PM
. * Re: HIV Status on Death Certificate notinterested   02/04/12 12:22 PM
. * Re: HIV Status on Death Certificate riverprincessModerator   02/03/12 08:30 PM

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