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Can A Teenager Get A Hiv Test Without Parents Consent

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Thai Health Officials Propose New Regulation Allowing Teens to Receive HIV Test Without Parental Consent

The Medical Council of Thailand recently proposed a new regulation that would allow teenagers younger than age 18 to receive no-cost HIV tests without parental consent, the Bangkok Post reports. The council also is planning to draft a regulation... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Program at St. Louis Children's Hospital Will Offer HIV Tests, Results to Patients Older Than 15 Without Parental Consent

The St. Louis Children's Hospital in July will begin offering no-cost, immediate HIV testing to patients ages 15 and older without parental consent, the AP/ Joplin Globe reports. Under the program, adolescents who visit the hospital's emergency... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Written Parental Consent in School-Based HIV/AIDS Prevention Research

Adolescence is a critical time for HIV prevention, and schools are important venues for adolescent sexual behavior interventions, especially where health services are inaccessible, reported the authors. Yet in sub-Saharan Africa, few school-based... Read more »
Ask the Experts

RE - TEENAGE SEX - parents' question

Dear doctor, thank you very much for your answer. I talked to my parents and told them about your answer.You said it's very, very small risk. Does it mean it's smaller risk than as you once wrote "being hit by a meteorite" or is...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
It is on the meteorite scale. Just remember, though when you do start having sex to be safe and use a condom! Be well! DTD... Read more »

TEENAGE SEX - should I tell my parents about possible hepatitis?

Dear doctor,Please help me because I am extremely scared after my first "sexual" experience. I wanted to try "toy-sex" before doing it with my girlfriend so I went to a sexshop and bought a sex-doll. At first I put a finger in...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
What you are describing is a very very low risk experience. I would not give it any more thought. It sounds like what you are suffering from is guilt. It is admirable that you want to tell your parents and I would never say don't tell your... Read more »

MY PHYSICIAN TESTED ME...I NEVER KNEW AND SURELY NEVER SIGNED THE FORM GIVING CONSENT!

With few exceptions (HOWEVER,I DON'T MEET ANY)Oregon statute requires that informed consent be obtained prior to submitting a persons blood for HIV testing. I can understand my physicians desire to find the root cause for my recent illness, BUT...
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
I will not comment on the legalities of HIV testing. The most important thing now is to determine where you are on the HIV spectrum and decide on whether HIV treatment is indicated or not at this time.... Read more »

Informed consent

An informed consent for HIV testing is a must in all testing sites. I can see in most international forms of informed consent that a documentation is needed with a client signature, if available. However, in VCT settings in Egypt for instnce,where...
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
I am not sure I would be the final answer. Many states in the US are grappling with the US CDC recommendations for opt-out testing. However, over time, written informed consent is likely to go away. I suggest you look at the CDC guideline statement... Read more »
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scared shitless-tell parents of possibility of HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a low risk encounter (condom, no break no slip) with a high risk person (many sex partners status assuming HIV+ positive in retrospect) just 2 1/2 weeks ago, should I tell parents of possible exposure i.e. had one night stand?

Currently I... Read more »

WHY DON`T PARENT`S TALK TO THEIR CHILDREN THAT ARE HIV+

Posted by MARYJB67, 3 Replies
I`AM CONFUSED ABOUT WHY DON`T SOME PARENT TALK TO THEIR CHILDREN WHO ARE AFFECTED WITH THIS DISEASE BECAUSE I`VE A MOTHER THAT DOESN`T TALK ABOUT THE ISSUE OR GO INTO THE HEALTH DEPT WITH ME EITHER BUT SHE WANTS TO KNOW WHAT THE DOCTOR SAY OR WHAT... Read more »

Disclosing to parents!

Posted by hivstudent, 4 Replies
Hey everyone, sorry it might be a long post! I hope you take 2 minutes and read it.
Okay so I was diagnosed positive on 30th or April. and confirmed. I have been waiting on my counts for 2 weeks after but then I get a phone call telling me I cannot... Read more »

Telling my teenager

Posted by pecanqtee, 4 Replies
I have been living with HIV for almost 3 years. The only people who know my status are my mother, her husband, my aunt, my best friend, and my partner. I am the mother of a wonderful 15 year old son and sister to a fantastic younger brother. I... Read more »