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Cons Of Telling Patient Doctor Has Hiv

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Telling Others You're HIV Positive

Special Situations People You May Have Exposed to HIV: It can be very difficult to disclose your status to sexual partners or people you shared needles with. However, it is very important that they know so they can decide to get tested and, if they test positive, get the health care they need. The Department of Health can tell people you might have exposed, without using your name. Employers: You may want to tell your employer if your HIV...
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telling doctors

My sister's riend works for a dentist....is it true that an HIV paients has to tell her that he/she has the virus???...
Lynne Gabriel

Response from Lynne Gabriel

WorkPositive, Inc.
Dentists and other healthcare workers use universal precautions. This means using a barrier (latex gloves)whenever blood is present. This protects them, not only from HIV, but from a host of other bloodborne pathogens. This eliminates the need... Read more »

Does my cat think I have HIV?: Show and tell.

Hi Dr. Frascino,I summarized my three previous posts and asked Dr. Joel Gallant his thoughts (http://www.hopkins-aids.edu/q_a/patient/recent_questions/french_kissing_hiv_transmission_with_a_twist.html?contentInstanceId=516502&siteId=7151)....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Francophobe,Well, it's now two against one that you are indeed whacked. So I guess that settles that, right? (By the way, I think Dr. Gallant is an exceptionally insightful and knowledgeable HIV spiciest! I would strongly suggest you... Read more »

Am I legally responsible in telling my patient's HIV status to his intimate significant other?

I work in a hospital, and I have the privilege of meeting all sorts of people, including those infected with HIV. Some are newly diagnosed and refuses to tell their spouse. As a healthcare professional, it is my duty to protect my patient's...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer,You inquire specifically whether 1) as a health care professional in Texas you are obligated to notify an HIV-positive patient's partner of your patient's HIV status, and 2) whether you may be held criminally liable if you fail... Read more »

Can DoctorsTell how someone got HIV?

I was recently diagnosed IV+. I'm not exactly sure how I got it though. I work as a police officer and have come across lots of blood. It was reported to me by a hospital in 1996 that a person I arrested and got tons of his blood all over me...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
From a practical perspective it would be difficult to prove that you acquired the infection from this person. Even in situations involving recent infections when you have matched blood samples it can be difficult to link HIV infection in two... Read more »
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telling others you date

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
recently infected I haven't been able to tell. Am 26. Lost my nerve, not my looks. So I just stay away from possible encounters. Getting tired of that. How do you break the news. OR do you?
MM

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scared shitless-tell parents of possibility of HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a low risk encounter (condom, no break no slip) with a high risk person (many sex partners status assuming HIV+ positive in retrospect) just 2 1/2 weeks ago, should I tell parents of possible exposure i.e. had one night stand?

Currently I... Read more »

10 weeks (con't.)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
thank you guys for your time and answers. i think the main reason i'm worried is because it was honestly one of those sexual encounters where the very next morning i was like " I shouldn't have done that. That was stupid." But if you were to develop... Read more »

Telling my teenager

Posted by pecanqtee, 4 Replies
I have been living with HIV for almost 3 years. The only people who know my status are my mother, her husband, my aunt, my best friend, and my partner. I am the mother of a wonderful 15 year old son and sister to a fantastic younger brother. I... Read more »