Advertisement

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

Can Health Care Worker Disclose Status To Resident

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

Ethics on Health Care Worker disclosing patients HIV status

Can a health care worker disclose the status of clients HIV status to a third person, to protect that person from harm?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Only one class of health care worker can disclose a person's HIV status to a third party to my knowledge, and that is the treating MD. The law varies by state, so make sure you know the law in your state. In most states, the only person to whom... Read more »

As an HIV positive health care worker do I have to disclose?

Hi. I'm a medical professional and newly diagnosed with HIV. I'm actually a resident.... Read more »

Should Health Care Workers Tell Their HIV Status?

Are health care workers allowed to keep their Hiv/Aids status (if positive) disclosed from their... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kentucky Supreme Court Rules Doctor Could Disclose Man's HIV Status to Employer for Workers' Compensation Claim

The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 4-3 that workers' compensation laws allow a doctor to disclose a patient's HIV status to an employer for workers' compensation claims, the AP/ Lexington Herald-Leader reports. The case involved Steven... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwean Women's Caucus Calls for Government Review of Policy Barring Doctors From Disclosing Patients' HIV Status to Spouses, Relatives

Zimbabwe's Parliamentary Women's Caucus last weekend adopted a resolution calling on the government to review the country's doctor-patient confidentiality policy in regard to HIV status, Zimbabwe's Herald reports. According to Zimbabwean law,... Read more »
American Psychiatric Press

Disclosing HIV Status to Patients: An HIV Positive Therapist Responds

Introduction One of the most significant issues for each psychotherapist is how to make the most disciplineduse of self while remaining empathically connected to the patient. The literature is full ofdiscussions about how not to allow the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. to Launch Health Care Worker Training Program in Mozambique, Health Minister Announces

The U.S. plans to launch a program to train health care workers in Mozambique in an effort to strengthen the country's health system and fight HIV/AIDS and malaria, Mozambican Health Minister Ivo Garrido announced Wednesday after a meeting with HHS ... Read more »
Connect With Others

ex-gf disclosing ,new gfs status.

Posted by pozchick1, 1 Reply
I wanted to know. I have recently started seeing someone. Whos neg. Iam poz. He knows this,and is fine with this.. The problem is, his ex-girlfriend has found out this and is now talking alot of people about it. Im just wondering if its illegal for... Read more »

22 poz..stopped taking meds/not disclosing status

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
i was diagnosed hiv+ december 2003. i had an insane viral load of over a million. my initial cd4 was 280. i began taking medication and within 2 months i gained back the 50 pounds of weight i lost and became healthier than ive ever been before. i... Read more »

Disclosing HIV status to potential new bf's

Posted by njpozdad, 3 Replies
Just being diagnosed in July of 2010 was wondering if any man out there can give me his opinion about when its best to disclose my HIV status to potential new bf's. Best to start the conversation with it? Wait until you get a feel whether the guy is... Read more »

disclosing status

Posted by matteo, 3 Replies
i have been undetectable for 6 years, with a cd4 in the 650-800 range, on regular antiretroviral , and healthy. i have met someone i am falling in love with and have seen each other regularly for a month, we have engaged in kissing and heavy... Read more »