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Do You Need Consent For Hiv Testing

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

San Francisco Drops Pretest Counseling, Written Consent Requirements for HIV Testing; Verbal Consent Required

San Francisco on Tuesday became the first city in the country to require only verbal consent for public clinics and hospitals to administer HIV tests, dropping the requirements for written consent and pretest counseling in hopes of making the... Read more »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York State AIDS Advisory Council Passes Resolution That Recommends Eliminating Written Consent Requirement for HIV Tests

The New York State AIDS Advisory Council earlier this month voted 6-3 to pass a resolution that recommends eliminating the state's mandatory written consent law for HIV tests, saying that requiring only verbal permission would increase testing... Read more »
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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 a client signature, if available. However, in VCT settings in Egypt for instnce,where...
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 »


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 »

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 »

Re: Baseline HIV Testing before giving PEP? (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2011)

Thank you so much for your answer Dr. Bob, I will be looking for another HIV specialist to follow up with... but I just wanted to ask you one more thing regarding my original question; Had the baseline HIV test been actually done at the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello David,I agree it's irrational to think a hospital lab would run an HIV test, determine the results are positive, and then tell you the test was never run or canceled. Why would they do that? It really doesn't matter to the hospital... Read more »
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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 »

HIV2 - Do I need to test for this??????? HELPPP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was with someone from South Africa. (unprotected) Took HIV tests out to 10 months, negative. Should I test for HIV2?? Now I am freaking out all over again!!! Please help me. He is a young white hetero male. I am female. With each other... Read more »

Need HIV 2 testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have been tested over the last couple of years with the ELISA test. A three times with the Home Test approved by the FDA and once at a private test facility. All tests have been negative and I assume that these tests are just for HIV 1 with... Read more »

Need advice regarding my HIV antibody test

Posted by goingcrazy1000, 1 Reply

I really need some feedback regarding my HIV antibody test I took on August 25, 2008. Here I go with my story...I am married for 12 years with three children. I made the biggest mistake of my life!! I started having an affair September 2007... Read more »