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HIV Status Disclosure For Health Care

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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
...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 upfront about your HIV-positive status, you should find new health care... Read more »

Universal health care (HEALTH CARE REFORM, 2009)

Not a question, but a comment on a previous one.I live in the UK whose National Health Service has... Read more »

Disclosure of hiv

We are in the process of adopting a child overseas with Hiv. He is 3.5 years old. I have a few... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lowering the Risk of Secondary HIV Transmission: Insights From HIV-Positive Youth and Health Care Providers

...infected HIV-positive youth engage in sexually risky behaviors, and a better understanding of the perceptions of these youth and of health care providers regarding disclosure of HIV status and risk reduction would aid in the development of... Read more »
The Body PRO

Female Patients' Stigma, Disclosure Concerns Reduce Their Access to HIV and TB Care in Africa, Study Shows, and so they enter care late. Unfortunately, women in our setting also have lower social status. This impacts access to health care. They have to wait for permission. Many of them don't work. Though staying at home is work, because here it... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

...recommendations for voluntary HIV counseling and testing were extended to include hospitalized patients and persons obtaining health care as outpatients in acute-care hospital settings, including emergency departments (EDs). 10 Hospitals with... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...and not the lab, the test is technically confidential , not anonymous. Confidential antibody testing means that you and the health care provider know your results, which may be recorded in your medical file. There are also testing sites that... Read more »
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HIV Disclosure in the Military

Posted by TheConversation, 2 Replies
...being gay in the Military. I would like to know who all is having issues, fears, doubts, whatever about disclosing their HIV status in the Military. I've copied a general email I send out to interested organizations and individuals below: I'm... Read more »

Help! Pretty stressed here.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi - does anyone know if a person with Department of Justice clearance can find out the HIV status of potential employees? I found a job that I like, but the boss has DOJ clearance from previous work and said how he uses it Read more »

Disclosure - Round #1

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 6 Replies
...disclosure. I will insist that both of us should be tested for everything (STDs, HIV, etc.). At that time, I will not divulge my status or tell her that Ive already tested, unless she specifically asks. Not immediately revealing my status... Read more »

hiv+ and hiv negative partnership

Posted by Anonymous, 18 Replies situation but I just am not sure. Should I lie to him about getting back with my ex story or just gamble on disclosing my status? Please help me people Read more »