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Are Hiv And Aids Medical Records Kept Private

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: British Columbia Government Launches Probe Into Auctioned Private Health Records

In British Columbia, computer tapes sold recently at a government auction contained 77,000 personal medical records, including sensitive information about HIV status, substance abuse history and mental illness. When the buyer, who wishes to remain... Read more »
Body Positive

How Do You Keep Private Private?

If the law is upheld only by government officials, then all law is at an end. -- Herbert Hoover From cybersnooping to governmental efforts to compile dossiers on everybody, privacy rights are under attack. With seemingly everyone being outed... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Africa Needs More Than Drugs to Combat AIDS, Gallo Says; Wolfowitz Urges Private Sector to Aid Development

In addition to antiretroviral drugs and vaccine research, Africa needs increased research on how best to administer antiretroviral drugs among various populations, Robert Gallo, a co-discoverer of HIV and head of the University of Maryland ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Can my medical records come out in my girlfriend's court case?

I was just diagnosed hiv positive, my girlfriend is neg. She is going through a divorce and custody battle, can this come out, or are my medical records private?...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer,Thank you for writing with your question. First, while I do not know the particular facts of your girlfriend's pending court cases, I will say that your HIV status sounds wholly irrelevant to, and should have no bearing on, her... Read more »

I read on my medical record (website) that I was diagnosed yesterday with HIV 2. Could there be a mistake?

I saw HIV 2 added to my medical record as an ongoing condition based on some blood drawn a couple of days before. However, when I read about the condition, it says that it's very rare here in the U.S. and mostly found in West African...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You need to find out what tests were performed and the specific results of those tests. You are correct that HIV-2 is rare in the US. Although there are people that are infected with HIV-2 in the US, many of those have specific risk factors... Read more »

Need a Private doctor

I am HIV Positive living in Seattle area. I currently don't have one and i am looking urgently in a private clinic? Do you know a good one? I asked this question earlier & was told about Peter Shalit who is fully booked until end of year....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I would suggest you consult the American Academy of HIV Medicine Web site ( There you will find a list of certified HIV specialists arranged by locale. There are a number of well-qualified HIV specialists in the Seattle area. Be... Read more »

Re: Need of a private doctor

Dear Dr. Bob,Thank you for all the information you provided in finding the right doctor. I really like the article you attached. You are the Man, you rock. Thank you much...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for your thanks! Rock on and let's get through this together, OK? I'm here if you need me.Dr. BobNeed a Private doctorAug 14, 2008 I am HIV Positive living in Seattle area. I currently don't have one and i am looking... Read more »
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Best states for private/public health insurance

Posted by johnpaul10028
I am retired due to hiv/aids and other conditions. I am too sick to work but not sick enough to die. I want to move somewhere in the US (or even out of country if that's possible anymore). I make about 58.000 USD per year on SSDI + disability... Read more »

Finding a private physician

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi I'm new here and I'm looking for information about Private Physicians who specialize in HIV. You see My StepDad is HIV positive, and he's been looking for a private physician for months...can anyone help me?


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Private lab testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Don't know how it works in the States or elsewhere (I am in Canada). Hubby and I phoned around to see what our options were in terms of testing. Either we go to a publicly funded clinic and get a free test (results in 1 month !), go to the clinic... Read more »

the record set straight

Posted by Anonymous
From RMK forum

Hi Ryan When is a diagnosis simply 100% definitive (what 100% means in the medical arena, that's clear), independent from the way of exposure and individual condition?
Thank you for your answer

The Centers for Disease Control... Read more »