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Can U Get Hiv From Parent

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Ask the Experts

Does HIPAA apply to someone HIV+ and on parent's insurance?

I have a client who is newly diagnosed, who has not yet told his parents. He is covered by his parent's insurance and is afraid his family could find out this way. Does HIPAA apply in this case?
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

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...Once he loses coverage as a dependent on his parents' plan, he would be eligible for COBRA. Once COBRA runs out, he would be eligible for a HIPAA policy, as long as he doesn't have Read more »

My parents don't want to talk about HIV and AIDS

Dear Dr.Bobby, I am 15 years old and I have a great fear of diseases, mainly HIV/AIDS. One day... Read more »

Sibling with HIV refuses to disclose status to aging parents

My sibling disclosed her HIV status to me and other siblings 7 years ago, but refuses to disclose... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN Examines Hardships Facing Parents, Guardians of Children Living With HIV/AIDS in Kenya

...dilemma of how to disclose status to ... [HIV-positive] children, and to whom," as well as other issues, Mabel Ngoe Takona, HIV/AIDS Coordinator for Africa at ActionAid, said. The article explores ways the government could help to provide parents... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Than Half of U.S. Parents Fear Children Will Contract HIV, AP Poll Says

...Although only 20% of the adult participants in an Associated Press poll on AIDS said they were concerned they would contract HIV someday, more than 51% said they were concerned that a son or daughter would contract HIV, the AP/ Las Vegas Sun ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Than Half of U.S. Parents Fear Children Will Contract HIV, AP Poll Says

...Although only 20% of the adult participants in an Associated Press poll on AIDS said they were concerned they would contract HIV someday, more than 51% said they were concerned that a son or daughter would Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Programs for Adolescents With HIV-Positive Parents May Improve Teenagers' Health, Emotional Well-Being, Study Says

...also were less likely to report psychosomatic symptoms, according to the study ( APAM , August 2004). Although more than half of parents in the study died during the six-year period, adolescents in the program were still "doing much better" than... Read more »
Connect With Others

Coming out to the Parents, with HIV...

Posted by PosJohnathan, 1 Reply
...here is how i told them i was bi-sexual and hiv positive.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKTVlp8wkjQ Read more »

Afraid to tell my parents about my HIV

Posted by aug27, 4 Replies
...I have been HIV + since sept of 2005. I curently live at home with my parents and have not told them that I have HIV. It is getting harder and Read more »

Parents Of HIV Positive Adult Children

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...wondering if anyone here knew of any websites, Forums, online communities, etc. specializing in Parents Of Adult Children With HIV? Thanks. Read more »

Resource for Parents of HIV+ son?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...anyone have suggestions about a helpful book or resource for the parents of someone who is positive? Like a "coming out" about HIV help book? Something with facts, and stories about living with HIV that helps express it is not a death... Read more »