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Cases Where Hiv Patients Privacy Was Violated

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AIDS InfoNet

Choosing an HIV Care Provider

...provider, or one who consults with an expert in HIV. Confidentiality Some people are very concerned about keeping their HIV status private. You might choose to get your HIV care from a provider in another town to protect your privacy. You will need to find your own balance between confidentiality and convenience. Changing Providers Your health care needs might change as time goes by. Also, your ideas about treatment could change....
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HIV and Disability

After a very long a protracted disability case involving my state employment benefits I was finally granted full disability benefits in June of 2008 subject to periodic review. When the agenda of the meeting was posted the following month and sent...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
I agree that posting the reason could be considered a HIPAA violation. I'd contact an attorney or a legal aid organization in your area to determine what recourse you might have. Read more »

Laws of Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS, 2010) (CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV 2010)

Hey Dr. Bob,It's great to see you've been doing this forum for all these years. Exactly how long have you been doing this. Anyway, keep up the fantastic work. Now to why I'm writting to you. No concerns nor worries here but just a bit of curiousity....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...vagina and have her suck my penis with/without ejaculation) and without revealing my status, does that constitute to a breach of privacy? Can I still go to Jail?If these answers are yes, then what do you recommend I should do concidering that she... Read more »

Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I wasnt paranoid about it until my toddler covered herself over with his throw and suddenly got a rash on both her arms and face. She had been inside all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...needle containing infected blood or splashed with infected blood in the eyes, nose, mouth, or on open cuts or sores. In a few cases, a person sharing a house with a person with HIV infection or taking care of a person with AIDS has become... Read more »

WEPA! (CDC's REVISED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HIV TESTING)

That's the spanish WOO-HOO! I just got my results and passed. That Home access test takes 3 days not the advertised 1 :O/Thanks for this site. What your doing is wonderful and encourages many like myself to do what we must and just get tested.My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Academy remains about successful linkages to medical care and prevention services for new positives, as well as around patient privacy, informed consent, and funding to support care for the newly diagnosed. Further, this initiative will generate... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Groups Allege Calif. Agency Shared HIV Patient Data

...depriving them of care." AHF is one of the largest U.S. providers of HIV/AIDS care. However, "There isn't an exception in the privacy laws simply because someone might think the third party would be friendly to the patient," said Lambda Legal's... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: ActionAIDS Sued for Privacy Violation

... On Oct. 20, a three-member arbitration panel was scheduled to hear a privacy rights case against the largest AIDS service provider in the state. An HIV-positive woman is suing ActionAIDS, claiming her privacy Read more »
The Body

Privacy of HIVers' Medical Records Must Be Respected, New York Court Affirms

... A new court decision out of New York offers fresh support for the privacy rights of HIV-positive people regarding their medical records. The story begins in 2008, when a New York state doctor who specializes Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Suicidality and Violence in Patients With HIV/AIDS

...necessary to warn any intended victim(s) of the violence. In this case, the clinician is permitted to overrule the patient's privacy privilege. B. Non-Imminent Suicidal or Violent Potential With Accompanying Risk Factors Recommendations: ... Read more »
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disclosure

Posted by alivehoping, 4 Replies
...conditions in california?doesnt that violate hippa in some way?i know they only use numbers here in ny for the very issue of privacy.i feel if the names are connected to the heath records then the possibility of info leaking will happen.i also... Read more »

organ donor with hiv wperiod

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network, the Elmhurst, Ill., group that procured the organs. She declined to elaborate, citing privacy concerns. High-risk behaviors include gay men having sex within the past five years, people having sex for money... Read more »

organ donor had hiv read asap

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network, the Elmhurst, Ill., group that procured the organs. She declined to elaborate, citing privacy concerns. High-risk behaviors include gay men having sex within the past five years, people having sex for money... Read more »

ID Specialists...Clinics...Privacy

Posted by HealingPower, 5 Replies
Are all ID Specialists located in clinics? That's kind of impersonal don't you think? Please tell me that I may be able to find one in their own office or a little more private. Read more »