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Disclosure Regarding Partner Notification In Pennsylvania

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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ex partner notification

i have recently tested positive, with cd4 count of 24, i already started treatment, i'm not sure from what i'm reading over here on this site that if i'm on the right meds or not, where i live right now they provide the meds for free, and moniter...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

I will very much like to help you but your question is too complex. I am not even sure that I understand what are you asking? Are you asking about your friend? If so, it is admirable that you are worrying about him, but at this time, he needs to... Read more »

Safer Sex and Partner Disclosure

I know that the law varies by state, but what is the general advice for partner disclosure? Are you required to disclose to a partner if you are using protection or only when you are putting him/her at risk through unprotected sex? What about with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,In places where disclosure is the law it refers to disclosing your status before any type of sex (protected or not!). Take a read through the information Read more »

after the result, who finds out? (Reporting/Partner Notification)

I have heard that if a person tests positive they have to tell the doctors who they have had intercourse with and the doctor puts their name on a national list so that every doctor knows. Is this true?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...may have been exposed to the disease, are tested (and when necessary, treated as well). This is called "Contact Tracing" or "Partner Notification". Contact Tracing has been a valuable tool to prevent further spread of infectious diseases. ... Read more »

Partner notification and domestic violence issues

I recently tested positive for hiv at a local clinic . The clinic called a partner identification program and they asked me to list my former partners . I left out my last partner because he has a history of violence and if the Board of Health is...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...about safer sex). When we notify partners about a possible exposure to HIV or another STD, this is known as contact tracing or partner notification. In a case such as yours, your local health department can notify your partner for you WITHOUT... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Innovative Resources Could Help Improve Partner Notification for Chlamydia in Primary Care

... General practitioners (GPs) in Australia support a wide range of possible resources to improve partner notification for chlamydia, the current report shows. The researchers undertook this study to examine the practices of GPs in relation to Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Randomized Controlled Trial for Reducing Risks for Sexually Transmitted Infections Through Enhanced Patient-Based Partner Notification

... The current study assessed "the effectiveness of approaches targeting improved sexually transmitted infection (STI) sexual partner notification through patient referral." From January 2002 to December 2004, the researchers recruited 600... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...learn to cope. Take your time and don't feel that you have to tell everyone right away (see The Well Project's info sheet on disclosure ). But don't let fear of being judged cause you to isolate yourself and not talk to anyone. If it is hard to... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...California Primary Care (UCPC) program at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine in 2007. Her career interests include HIV, primary care, and international health.... Read more »
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OK.......The big question "disclosure"

Posted by cunta_stalwart, 3 Replies
This must be one of the biggest things that effect HIV+ people when trying to live in society, it is the single thing that can cause almost total isolation depending on how you approach it. I am interested in what other people think. There was a... Read more »

HIV Disclosure

Posted by northof49th, 2 Replies
...I'm quite unsure about the effectiveness of disclosure laws. The link below sums up my thoughts far better then i could. I'd be happy to hear others thoughts http://www.keithboykin.com/arch/2006/06/21/abolish_the_hiv Read more »

Brothre w/ HIV and disclosure

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...everyone to protect theirselves and not take someone's word. Is this true? I keep hearing about people getting in trouble for non disclosure. I don't know what to do and I feel so guilty. Can I get in trouble? Read more »

Disclosure advice requested...

Posted by ai77, 5 Replies
...Hi - I know that disclosure is different for everyone, but I just wanted to pick your brains about disclosing to friends. It's been on my mind a lot lately, Read more »