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Montana State Law On HIV

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Montana, Oregon State Ballots to Include Measures Concerning Use, Possession of Marijuana for Medical Purposes

Three state ballots on Nov. 2 will include measures concerning the use of marijuana, including two measures in Montana and Oregon legalizing the use or possession of the drug for medical purposes by patients, such as those living with HIV/AIDS or... Read more »
AIDS United

HIV/AIDS in Montana: 2009-2010

While the Federal government's investment in treatment and research is helping people with HIV/AIDS live longer and more productive lives, HIV continues to spread at a staggering national rate. The latest incidence data from the Centers for Disease... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Montana Voters Approve Medical Marijuana Initiative; Marijuana Measures Defeated in Oregon, Alaska

Montana voters on Tuesday approved 62% to 38% a ballot initiative to allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes by patients with chronic illnesses, including HIV/AIDS or cancer, while voters in Oregon rejected 58% to 42% an initiative to expand... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Not Alone Anymore In Montana

Forgive me if this is not the proper place to post but I wanted to get in touch with "Alone in Montana" ASAP.You are not alone! There are many other people in the state who are +. It's just we are all spread throughout the state. I...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Jeanne,Although I almost never post a specific site, I too was moved by the post to my forum entitled "Alone in Montana". Your site looks legitimate. Hope this helps the HIV positive folks in the Big Sky state. yours, BD... Read more »

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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello C,How long have I been doing this? Oh Lordy, since the last millennium, I think.As for HIV disclosure laws, they vary from state to state. California has a "Willful Exposure" law, which makes it a felony (punishable by up to eight... Read more »

disclose is the law (DISCLOSURE, DISCLOSURE LAWS)

hi, i agree with the other poster we all should disclose to someone you are going to have relations with, i got tagged by a guy who i repeatedly ask about testing and his response was he had been tested several times and was negative this was a lie...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,We are all in agreement that we should all disclose our HIV status before having sex and yes there are disclosure laws in some locations (see below). However, I do not believe you can blame other people for your own personal decisions to place... Read more »

Changing private insurance state to state with HIV

As briefly as possible: I've had an individual Anthem BC/BS health plan in VA for 15 years or so but have moved to CA thinking I could simply switch the policy without underwriting. Unfortunately it seems that is not the case - they would...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
I am not aware of any state laws requiring this, but the National Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association does ask its members to offer conversion plans to persons moving into the state from a BC/BS plan in another state. Here is a site that shows how... 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 »


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 »

Massachusetts laws

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have a very good friend who is hiv positive and in a relationship and not disclosing. It is truly because he is afraid, know. Anyway, I told him he could get in trouble for not telling her. He said he is doing nothing wrong, he always uses... Read more »