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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 Read more »

Alcohol affects hiv test? (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2010)

i had 2 hiv tests after 4.5 months and it was neg. it was a 4th gen test. the day before test i... Read more »
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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

...will remain confidential and only the health department will have access to the names, health officials said ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 8/14). The Chronicle says that the data collected could be used to "pinpoint" areas of the state... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...duty to file a petition requesting to learn the patient's HIV status. Under the bill, the hospital or clinic performing the testing would not be liable for releasing test results. Some people at the hearing said that the bill would encroach on... Read more »
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HIV Test Methods

Posted by ME2, 1 Reply
...have been tested for HIV four times: at 7 weeks, 14 weeks, 17 weeks, and 27 weeks and each time negative. My concern is the testing method. One test was a rapid test but the other three were Particle Agglutination (PA) test not an ELISA/WB... Read more »

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 »

Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Anyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Read more »

hiv 1 vs hiv 2 and testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi everyone. I have a question that is driving me nuts and was wondering if anyone could help me. I was tested for HIV in April 2000 with a negative result. The anxiety continues but this is not a "window" question. I am trying to find out if I Read more »