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Florida State Law On HIV

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Basic Facts About HIV and the Law

HIV/AIDS affects companies and organizations in many ways. Managers and labor leaders are gathering information, talking with their trade and professional associations, learning more about HIV/AIDS, and preparing strategies for HIV/AIDS programs and policies suitable for their companies. The majority of people infected with HIV are between the ages of 25-44 and are employed. The increase in the number of people with HIV means that there will be...
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health insurance laws florida

I wanted to know if Florida has any laws concerning hiv and health insurance. I just became full time at my job and now can get health insurance. Do you know if Florida has any laws about pre exisiting conditions concerning hiv people? ...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Under Federal law (which would apply to your health plan), the plan cannot have a pre-existing exclusion period of greater than 12 months.... Read more »

I am a law enforcement officer diagnosed with HIV. I became ill was hospitilized and placed on restricted duty.

I am a law enforcement officer in the State of Florida. Since being diagnosed with the HIV virus I was hospitilized and placed on restricted. I have provided my employer with documentation from my Doctor stating that I am able to return to a full...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
You are right that you have a right to privacy. And the doc of their choosing has a responsibility to maintain your confidentiality. When an employee is sent to "their own doc," it means a workers comp doc whose job it is to decide whether... Read more »

HIV DISCRIMINATION IN FLORIDA

I HAVE A RELATIVE WHO WAS RECENTLY FIRED IN FLORIDA. I WAS WONDERING WHAT ARE THE LAWS THAT APPLY IN FLORIDA REGARDING EMPLOYMENT AND TERMINATION?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
First, for laws specific to one state, the best source is a discrimination lawyer practicing in that state. Please contact your local AIDS service organization for a referral. There may even be an attorney on staff to help you with this kind of... Read more »

hiv positive having sex in florida not telling

My step-daughter is having unprotected sex and is HIV positive and was born with the disease. I am beteen a rock and ahard place with her. I have tried talking with her about her behavior. Can she legally be accountable for not telling?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV nondisclosure laws vary from state to state. If possible, I would suggest you accompany your step-daughter to her next appointment with her HIV specialist and openly discuss the situation. He will know how to proceed.Your step-daughter may... Read more »
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pregnancy and testing-state laws

Posted by Anonymous
Hi all,

When I was pregnant, I declined the HIV test at one doctor, but later ended up going to another. I told her also not to test (I was worried about insurance records and such at the time, as I was in the process of getting insurance.) She told... Read more »

HIV+ dislcosure and the law...!

Posted by lost2007
I had not read this site much lately but came across a comment by someone that "not every state makes it a crime too infect someone with HIV" and could not believe anyone would be so ill informed and or out right liar, since its true some states do... Read more »

Laws

Posted by alg
Does anyone know where you can get a list of all 50 states and the laws associated with HIV + people please Read more »

Florida Doctor

Posted by Anonymous
Can anyone recommend an exceptionally knowledgeable HIV doctor in the State of Florida in the Palm Beach, Broward or Martin country area. I haven't been making good choices.

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