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Consent For Hiv Testing

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Eliminating Written Consent for HIV Tests Might Increase Testing Rates, Research Letter Says

Eliminating written consent requirements for HIV tests might increase testing rates, according to a research letter published in the March 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association , HealthDay News/ Washington Post reports. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Proposed Legislation to End Written Consent for HIV Testing in Massachusetts Sparks Controversy

Massachusetts still requires written consent before a patient can be tested for HIV. Now, two bills before the Senate there would require health care providers to verbally discuss the test; outline treatment options if it comes back positive;... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Rifts Emerge on Push to End Written Consent for HIV Tests

Physicians and AIDS advocates are split on the yearlong push to end a 1988 state requirement of separate, written patient consent for HIV testing. New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden has championed the change to remove testing... Read more »
Ask the Experts

MY PHYSICIAN TESTED ME...I NEVER KNEW AND SURELY NEVER SIGNED THE FORM GIVING CONSENT!

With few exceptions (HOWEVER,I DON'T MEET ANY)Oregon statute requires that informed consent be obtained prior to submitting a persons blood for HIV testing. I can understand my physicians desire to find the root cause for my recent illness, BUT...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I will not comment on the legalities of HIV testing. The most important thing now is to determine where you are on the HIV spectrum and decide on whether HIV treatment is indicated or not at this time.... Read more »

Informed consent

An informed consent for HIV testing is a must in all testing sites. I can see in most international forms of informed consent that a documentation is needed with...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I am not sure I would be the final answer. Many states in the US are grappling with the US CDC recommendations for opt-out testing. However, over time, written informed consent is likely to go away. I suggest you look at the CDC guideline statement... Read more »

My neighbor is hiv poz also but he is disclosing my status without consent to the neighbors. What can I do to make him stop?

oops. my neighbor is poz also, but is disclosing my status without my consent. What can I do to make him Stop? Thanks for your advice. David...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I'm afraid you have no control over this situation. Once you reveal your HIV status to someone else, you must rely on them to keep it confidential. For this reason, you are well advised to reveal this information only to those you trust... Read more »

Consent to Investigate

The company I work for has requested that all of it's employees and contractors (2000+) sign a form titled "Consent to obtain background investigation reports under the Fair Credit Reporting Act", which gives the company the right to...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Yes, your company can require that you sign a consent form, allowing them to request a consumer report.First of all, you need not be concerned about the "mode of living" phrase or the disclosure of you HIV status. The phrase "mode... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Will HIV show up on a standard blood test for example, during a Physical/Check-up at the doctor? Read more »

what kinds of blood testing can determine HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What kinds of blood testing can determine HIV? i had a blood test rescently but i dont know what it is for yet. Im not sure if i have hiv or not and im just wondering if the blood test i had can determine if i have HIV eventhough i didnt get a... Read more »

HIV Testing and Surgery

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Was wondering if anyone out there knows whether it is standard hospital practice to test patients for HIV prior to major surgery. Thanx

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All About HIV Testing

Posted by Anonymous
There are a couple of different types of tests being used to help people determine if they have been infected with HIV. However, when people say "HIV test", they are usually referring to a standard antibody test.
When having a standard HIV... Read more »