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Can My Obgyn Test Me For Hiv Without My Permission

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some Ob-Gyns Unaware of State Requirements for Recommending HIV Tests, Survey Says

Although almost all ob-gyns recommend HIV testing to all their pregnant patients, some are unclear about state requirements for recommending tests, according to a survey published in the November edition of Obstetrics & Gynecology , Reuters ... Read more »
Housing Works

AIDS Advocates Applaud Passage of HIV Testing Bill

Under the new law, oral consent, rather than written permission, would be acceptable for use in rapid HIV testing. A bill designed to expand HIV testing passed through the state Assembly on Wednesday by a vote of 91-0. It's already passed in... Read more »

Life Expectancy Increases for North Americans Living With HIV

Robert Hogg et al. CROI 2012; abstract 137. Reprinted with permission. Click here to view the full presentation. A 20-year-old, HIV-infected individual on treatment who is living in the U.S. or Canada can reasonably expect to live into his or... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Permission to WHOHoo? Vaccinations + TB test + lap dance

This week I have to get a HIV AB 1+2 and RPR. These exams and shots are for immigration reasons. I am working on getting my US permanent residence.I had some vaccinations done 1 and half week ago. Td, MMR and Varicella. I also had a TB skin...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Barcelona Guy Eric,1.No. From what you've told me, your HIV risk is nonexistent. You can't contract HIV from a lap dance while wearing your jeans, even if you are free balling and spunk up your 501s.2.See #1 above.3.No, your HIV test... Read more »

permission to woo hoo, question about home access test

Hi Dr. Bob. First off I just want to say that you are a great person for what you do and this forum is great. It help me get through a difficult time over the last month. I have e-mailed you a few times in the past few weeks but never posted. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV-2 is another human retrovirus that can cause immune deficiency due to depletion of CD4 cells. However, it is found primarily only in West Africa. Compared to HIV-1, HIV-2 is not as easily transmitted. I don't know where you are writing... Read more »

Does regular Ob/Gyn routine detect HIV?

Dear Dr. Bob,I broke up with my ex-boyfriend in April, and just found out that he had quite a few sexual relationships during our relationship. Not very nice, isn't it? I had a regular woman care check in October, and all the test results are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A routine STD screen certainly should include HIV-antibody testing; however, there is no guarantee it was actually performed. I would suggest you contact the doctor who performed your "regular woman care check" and ask exactly what... Read more »

Re:incorrect info.from OB-GYN Nurse

Thank you Dr.Bob for your response to my "accuracy of negative test" anxiety's due to my nurse. It did help and I am currently in the process of looking for a new OB.I still have some anxiety's about being intimate with my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You're welcome. I do hope that nurse has been fired from her job by now. Don't forget to advise your OB why you are leaving his/her practice. And remember, HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. OK?Dr. BobCan I trust my negative... Read more »
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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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know of a confidential (and confident) HIV provider (OB/GYN) in Brooklyn,NY or NYC area for pregnancy care? Thank you Read more »

Searching for an OB/GYN in NY, pregnant and HV+I

Posted by Shada
URGENT!I'm PREGNANT and very new in new york and i'm seraching for a very good OB/GYN in NY. I'm searching for someone competent and who will not judje me just because i'm HIV+; Thank you for HELP; Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Wondered if anyone out there knew of an OB/GYN in the Nashville TN area that specializes in HIV + women. Have been having trouble with yeast infections (how I found out I was poz) and would like to see a female preferable with sympathy towards my... Read more »