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Data Collection And Disclosure In Hiv Studies

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...for the purpose of epidemiology (that is, for tracking health conditions, including HIV, in different populations). MTF transgender persons have often been categorized as "men who have sex with men" (MSM) in epidemiological data collection -- a label that may not accurately reflect their gender identity or sexual orientation. For example, one study found that the majority of MTF in the study sample identified as heterosexual and had...
Ask the Experts

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
...Hello C,How long have I been doing this? Oh Lordy, since the last millennium, I think.As for HIV disclosure laws, they vary from state to state. California has a "Willful Exposure" law, which makes it a felony (punishable by up to eight Read more »

HIV Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS 2009)

Hey Doc..it's me Alabama Gal.....hope you are doing well! I am adjusting to new meds-yuck.I just read where someone asked you if it was necessary to disclose their HIV status (while using condoms etc for safe-er sex) in a state that has disclosure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Alabama Gal,This is a complex topic. I'll reprint below some information from the archives that discusses disclosure laws in greater detail.Dr. Bobhiv and sex (DISCLOSURE LAWS)Jul 2, 2008 Hi Bob, l recently tested positive to hiv and l am a... Read more »

I agree with Dr Bob about criminilizing of non disclosure (CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV) (CRIMINALIZING HIV NON-DISCLOSURE, 2009)

Hello, Dr Bob! Thank you for your always caring answers. I would just like to tell you about the situation in Sweden where I live. Sweden is the only country in Europe where its a criminal act not to disclose your hiv positive status before having...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Mr. J.,Thank you for writing in with a real life example of the negative consequences associated with criminalizing HIV nondisclosure!Dr. BobYou miss the point entirelyFeb 23, 2009 While I generally respect your advice and opinions...I must... Read more »

criminalizing hiv non disclosure (CRIMINALIZING HIV NON-DISCLOSURE, 2009)

I would like to forward my appreciation to Dr Rob for being so informative and unprejudice.I have one question and one rant.If I am aware that someone had intentionally and knowingly been irresponsible regarding their HIV status and as a result...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the flames of the pandemic, not snuffing it out! My views and comments on the negative consequences of criminalizing HIV nondisclosure remain unchanged!Dr. Bob"Criminalinzing" HIVJun 7, 2009 I usually agree with most of what you post Dr.... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Parents Disclosure of HIV to Their Children

...parents to decide whether, how, and when to disclose their HIV status to their children. Clinicians often encourage serostatus disclosure, yet there are few empirical data on which to base these recommendations. Studies of disclosure of parents... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV Disclosure in the Military

Posted by TheConversation, 2 Replies
...about being gay in the Military. I would like to know who all is having issues, fears, doubts, whatever about disclosing their HIV status in the Military. I've copied a general email I send out to interested organizations and individuals below:... Read more »

HIV Disclosure, "The Conversation"

Posted by TheConversation
...I'm writing a book and doing a video documentary on the subject of "The Conversation" that everyone with HIV has when they disclose their HIV status. I'm looking for people from every race, age, nationality, and background; including Read more »

HIV Disclosure

Posted by northof49th, 2 Replies
...I'm quite unsure about the effectiveness of disclosure laws. The link below sums up my thoughts far better then i could. I'd be happy to hear others thoughts http://www.keithboykin.com/arch/2006/06/21/abolish_the_hiv Read more »

Brothre w/ HIV and disclosure

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...everyone to protect theirselves and not take someone's word. Is this true? I keep hearing about people getting in trouble for non disclosure. I don't know what to do and I feel so guilty. Can I get in trouble? Read more »