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What Are The Legal Ramifications Of HIV Patient 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...
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 »

HIV Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS 2009)

Hey Doc..it's me Alabama Gal.....hope you are doing well! I am adjusting to new meds-yuck.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 »
Articles
The Well Project

Disclosure and HIV

Table of Contents Preparing for Disclosure How Disclosure Affects You and Others Who Needs to Know Disclosure and Relationships Who May Not Need to Know Whom You May Want to Tell Disclosing to Children Taking Care of Yourself ... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

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

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read his explanation of a study he presented at IAS 2009. I'm... Read more »
Lambda Legal

California State Agency Released Confidential HIV Information: ACLU and Lambda Legal Demand Explanation

Sacramento, Calif. -- Today Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU-NC), and HIV & AIDS Legal Services Alliance (HALSA) sent a letter to David Maxwell-Jolly, Director of the California Department of Health... Read more »
Lambda Legal

Still No Explanation From California State Agency on Release of Confidential HIV Information: ACLU and Lambda Legal Prepare Further Action

Sacramento, Calif. -- The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has failed to provide a meaningful explanation for its illegal release of the names of some 5,000 HIV-positive Medi-Cal recipients to a third-party service provider,... Read more »
Connect With Others

Disclosure to Doctor before surgery

Posted by privatepos, 6 Replies
Hello everyone, I'm not sure if I should post this on Ask a Doctor or if anyone has any input/ I'm having weight loss surgery in a few weeks and several months ago when I met my surgeon, I privately disclosed to him that I had HIV to be safe. This... Read more »

Disclosure of HIV status without permission

Posted by njpozdad, 2 Replies
I was diagnosed hiv+ on July 26, 2010. At that time I was very sick and could not lend my then wife support for my diagnosis. She was afraid she was positive too. Since we didn't have sex for 7 years before my diagnosis there was no chance she was... Read more »

I'm HIV+ and doing a Master's thesis on disclosure

Posted by Dolbylife
Hi everyone,

I know first-hand how difficult life is with HIV. I was diagnosed in 2004, on Valentines day of all days, and I have since decided to focus my studies on how HIV is communicated to the individual, the public, and the effects of these... Read more »

I'm HIV+ and doing a Master's thesis on disclosure

Posted by Dolbylife, 2 Replies
Hi everyone,

I know first-hand how difficult life is with HIV. I was diagnosed in 2004, on Valentines day of all days, and I have since decided to focus my studies on how HIV is communicated to the individual, the public, and the effects of these... Read more »