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Confidentiality for HIV testing through your general practitioner?

This may seem a really strange question. I remember reading somewhere that if you get tested for HIV through your general practitioner (or internal medicine doctor) then, regardless of the result, you may be refused mortgages, loans etc in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The best way to get tested without it going on your medical record is by using an anonymous testing site; however, not all states have these sites, and even those that exist are reeling from ongoing budget cuts.Testing through your private... Read more »

If VL isundetectable and I take an HIV test, do I test HIV positive?

Hello, I was wondering if the HIV positive diagnosis can only be made if the VL is present in... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Confidentiality and HIV Testing

...counseling and testing centers follow one of two very different policies regarding the confidentiality of your test results: Confidential HIV testing involves recording the name of the person who tests positive and reporting confidentially... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Launches Confidential HIV Testing Program in Zimbabwe

... "The United States launched a program in Zimbabwe Wednesday to encourage HIV testing, with the U.S. ambassador, local musicians, broadcast personalities and soccer stars taking tests to mark the occasion," the Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Georgia Must Maintain "Delicate Balance" Between Public Health, Confidentiality in HIV Testing Program, Editorial Says

The experience of Georgia and other states shows that it is possible to implement disease reporting systems without violating the privacy of patients or discouraging them from seeking testing or treatment, but the state Division of Public Health ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Massachusetts Legislature Considers Measure Allowing Exception in Confidentiality of HIV Test Results

...nurse, said that she had to take up to 16 medications after accidentally being pricked by a needle used on a patient who refused HIV testing. She said that the incident was "above and beyond" her duties as a nurse. The state Department of... Read more »
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All About HIV Testing

Posted by Anonymous
...retested again later. For people who have been at risk for contracting HIV, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health offers confidential HIV testing through a series of clinics. Confidential testing means that there will be a private... Read more »

Do all newborns in us get tested for Hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Do they automatically test newborns for hiv in the us? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...How long after sexual contact should you wait to have an Hiv test,to have an accurate result? I've hear 6 months is long enough but should I wait longer? Read more »

I was denied an HIV test in Canada..

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Canada and about a 5 weeks ago I had a possible exposure. I went to the provincial clinics here and was turned down for an HIV test because their policy is to test only 3 months after the possible incident. They feel that anything done earlier... Read more »