The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

What Are The Legal Ramifications Of HIV Patient Disclosure

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

HIV Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS 2009)

Hey's me Alabama Gal.....hope you are doing well! I am adjusting to new meds-yuck.I just read where someone asked you if it was necessary to disclose their HIV status (while using condoms etc for safe-er sex) in a state that has disclosure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...doesn't mean you automatically have a high viral load. In fact many "just HIV" folks have much higher plasma viral loads than AIDS patients who often have their viral loads suppressed to undetectable levels with antiretroviral therapy. 3.... 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... Read more »

Disclosure Issue Part 2- Mommy of Three

Thank you my dearest Doctor Bob! When I have most needed you, you have always been the one person,... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Suicidality and Violence in Patients With HIV/AIDS

...may be at increased risk for suicide attempts associated with experience of harassment, homophobia, gender nonconformity, and disclosure of sexual identity. † In some cases, patients who are depressed may have family or friends who are... Read more »
The Body PRO

Female Patients' Stigma, Disclosure Concerns Reduce Their Access to HIV and TB Care in Africa, Study Shows

...or maintenance. David Kaawa-Mafigiri, Ph.D., M.P.H. For this specific poster, we examined the social context of disclosure. We know that the ability to disclose enhances your care, your testing, your entry into care and your ability... Read more »
Project Inform

Building a Cooperative Doctor/Patient Relationship

...and will change many things in a patient's life. For example, taking pills several times a day is a constant reminder of HIV. Disclosure is often an issue: if the patient's supervisor and co-workers are unaware of his/her HIV status, the patient... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...users" and may not see the potential risk of what is, in fact, needle sharing. Transgender Health and Hormone Therapy Patients request hormones -- synthetic versions of chemicals that naturally occur in the body and promote sexlinked... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV Disclosure in the Military

Posted by TheConversation, 2 Replies
...about 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:... Read more »

HIV Disclosure, "The Conversation"

Posted by TheConversation
...I'm writing a book and doing a video documentary on the subject of "The Conversation" that everyone with HIV has when they disclose their HIV status. I'm looking for people from every race, age, nationality, and background; including Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

HIV Disclosure

Posted by northof49th, 2 Replies
...I'm quite unsure about the effectiveness of disclosure laws. The link below sums up my thoughts far better then i could. I'd be happy to hear others thoughts Read more »