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State Of Maine Laws Regarding HIV And Spouse

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Is Spouse legally responsible to reveal other Spouse's HIV status?

Spouse was diagnosed with HIV over 18 years ago, and has been "undetectable" for many years. The number of people who know this info. are very few, and spouse is very hesitant to reveal status to people locally. A lab tech from a local lab...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer, Thank you for writing in. You do not have the legal duty to disclose your spouse's HIV status. Your spouse, on the other hand, may have a duty to disclose his medical condition to a treating physician. In at least one state (New... Read more »

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

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I am HIV+ and have been asked to obtain insurance to cover any treatment and care I may get in the... 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 »

Spouse recently diagnosed

Posted by awesomesnuggle, 3 Replies
My husband has recently been diagnosed with HIV. He has not seen a specialist yet, just his primary care provider. I tested negative and am now in the waiting period to be retested in 3 months.

So many things are running through our heads right... 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 »