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Legal Issues Associated With Disclosure

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Ask the Experts

Laws of Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS, 2010) (CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV 2010)

Hey Dr. Bob,It's great to see you've been doing this forum for all these years. Exactly how long have you been doing this. Anyway, keep up the fantastic work. Now to why I'm writting to you. No concerns nor worries here but just a bit of curiousity....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...:)Hugs Mr J.Response from Dr. FrascinoHello Mr. J.,Thank you for writing in with a real life example of the negative consequences associated with criminalizing HIV nondisclosure!Dr. BobCuriosity Kills the Cat? Feb 18, 2009One month last year I... 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... Read more »
National Pediatric and Family HIV Resource Center

Complex Issue of HIV Disclosure To Children and Adolescents in the Forefront

...School-Age Children with HIV. Children's Health Care , 28(3):201-220. Wiener, L., Battles, H., Heilman, N. (1998) Factors associated with parents' decision to disclose their HIV diagnosis to their children. Child Welfare LXXVII:2. 115-135. ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...during casual sex. Substance Use In a study of MTF of color in San Francisco, URAI with primary and casual sex partners was associated with drug use before sex. Many MTF turn to substances to cope with discrimination, transphobia, and the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Harm Reduction and HIV

...Harm Reduction? Harm Reduction in Action Harm Reduction and HIV Challenges to Harm Reduction Is Harm Reduction Legal? Harm Reduction in New Mexico The Bottom Line For More Information What Is Harm Reduction? ... 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 »
Connect With Others

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 »

Telling Friends

Posted by toby75, 11 Replies
Just got diagnosed one month ago and it was a HUGE shock, I'm still not entirely sure how or when it happened, I feel completely ashamed and depressed and do not want to tell anyone. I have only told two really close friends as I know they would... Read more »

Disclosure and Rejection

Posted by moonstarchild, 7 Replies
My husband died 5 mths ago of AIDS. I have been positive for 2 years now. My anniversary was feb 10. I always thought that we would travel this HIV journey togther and that I would not have to go it alone. Since he passed away I just figured... 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 »