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HIV Status Disclosure For Health Care

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Non-Disclosure of HIV-Positive Status Contributes to Spread of Disease, Public Health Experts Say in Book

HIV-positive individuals' failure to disclose their HIV status to sexual partners -- either intentionally or unintentionally -- is "a significant but underreported factor in the continued spread" of HIV in the United States, some public health... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ugandan Parliament Considers Bill That Would Require HIV Status Disclosure, Provide Some Protections to HIV-Positive People

Uganda's HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill 2008 -- which is under consideration by a committee in Parliament -- aims to criminalize the intentional transmission of HIV, guarantee access to treatment for HIV-positive people and provide... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Behaviour, Condom Use, and Disclosure of HIV Status in HIV Infected Heterosexual Individuals Attending an Inner London HIV Clinic

In 2001, the National Strategy for Sexual Health and HIV for England emphasized the role of HIV services in reducing secondary transmission of HIV through prevention work with HIV patients. The researchers undertook the current study to determine... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Hot to tell others of HIV status (DISCLOSURE, 2009)

Dr. Bob, I have been told I am HIV positive with a cd4 count of 569. I do not kow how to tell my children in their 20's, my sister, or the woman whom I love who resides in Asia. She is most likely infected and I do not know how to approach it,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Despite the title of your post, it appears you, like most HIVers, are anything but "hot" to tell others your HIV status!Disclosure is never easy. I vividly remember disclosing my HIV-positive status to my parents, siblings, friends and... Read more »

Disclosure to a health care provider

Dr. Bob,I have seen several queries in this forum concerning the obligation to disclose (or not) but only one that was somewhat related. I am hiv+, on meds with an undetectable VL, and otherwise healthy. Other than for my wife, I have gone to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,It is not in your best interests to hide information from your doctors. This information may be crucial in evaluating or treating a medical problem or complication. If you feel you cannot be honest with your health care providers, including being... Read more »

I hope you post this one to the ones that ask about disclosure (DISCLOSURE, DISCLOSURE LAWS)

I am surprised to hear of people asking Is it right or necessary to disclose my HIV status? Well let me say this it is not that you should but that you MUST disclose. I know of a man that went ahead and started a relationship with a mother of 3...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hell "Anon,"Sure I'll post your comments although I must admit I find it interesting that you wish to remain "anon" even for posting your remarks, but have no difficulty lambasting an HIVer for not disclosing his status.If... Read more »

criminalizing hiv non disclosure (CRIMINALIZING HIV NON-DISCLOSURE, 2009)

I would like to forward my appreciation to Dr Rob for being so informative and unprejudice.I have one question and one rant.If I am aware that someone had intentionally and knowingly been irresponsible regarding their HIV status and as a result...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Sorry, but I have to once again strongly disagree with several of the points you made in your rant/question. Cases of someone "intentionally and knowingly" transmitting HIV are extremely rare. If this occurred during nonconsensual... Read more »
Connect With Others

Disclosure of HIV status without permission

Posted by njpozdad, 2 Replies
I was diagnosed hiv+ on July 26, 2010. At that time I was very sick and could not lend my then wife support for my diagnosis. She was afraid she was positive too. Since we didn't have sex for 7 years before my diagnosis there was no chance she was... Read more »

First Dating Disclosure... SCARED> Help?

Posted by TheGoodLife, 7 Replies
I'm a guy... and out of the blue I a guy with whom I really connected. It went farther than I planned and lots of kissing was involved. Lots. No risky behavior though, altho there was fondling and near-nude cuddling. I have not disclosed and am... Read more »

Disclosure - Round #1

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 6 Replies
Hello MY Friends,

There is an old song by Tony Orlando that talks about guy who invites a girl to tie a yellow ribbon around the old oak tree, if she still loved him. The climax of the song is when he rounds the bin and sees a hundred yellow ribbons... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have been pos since june 5 2006 and still I have yet to tell anyone close to me. It seems like it kills me to lie to the faces of the people around me. I know that it's my fear that holds alot of it in but how can I justify telling my parents... Read more »