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Hipaa Laws About Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Basic Facts About HIV and the Law

HIV/AIDS affects companies and organizations in many ways. Managers and labor leaders are gathering information, talking with their trade and professional associations, learning more about HIV/AIDS, and preparing strategies for HIV/AIDS programs and policies suitable for their companies. The majority of people infected with HIV are between the ages of 25-44 and are employed. The increase in the number of people with HIV means that there will be...
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HIPAA vs. Medicare & how to pay for meds.?

Do HIPAA laws apply (Florida) if you are eligible for Medicare? and If Medicate is my only option, what type of assistance is available for purchasing HIV meds?? ( My income is over $45k (private disability + SSDI) and the retail cost of my...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Contact a local insurance broker to research purchasing a Medicare gap policy. I am assuming that you are under age 65. If this is the case, you would probably only be able to purchase coverage through an HMO which you would pay a premium for and... Read more »

Lost Need Help HIPAA? COBRA?

Just Tested Positive in FLorida. have a Good Job in a bad market. I may get laid off soon and I will get COBRA. I'm having a hard time understanding HIPAA. You state in many responses that you have 62 days to apply for a private policy or...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
If you are laid off and take COBRA coverage, you will be able to purchase a HIPAA policy when your COBRA coverage ends. It would be advisable to apply 30 days prior to your COBRA coverage ending so there won't be a break in coverage. Under... Read more »


A number of times I have noticed that responses to questions included a statement that someone's health information was protected under HIPAA. Once it related to a school setting,and today, to the workplace. There seems to be a...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
Thank you for your contribution. Too often, people think that HIPAA protects all medical information regardless of who has it, and I admit to using that shortcut sometimes myself. Covered entities will expand as Affordable Care Act becomes fully... Read more »

HIPAA Certificate

I've been HIV positive for six years and just switched jobs in August to a new job with a much smaller firm about 20-30 employees. When signing up for my new employers health insurance, the insurance company asked for a copy of the health...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
A HIPAA certificate is a certificate that every employer is required by law to provide to an employee when he leaves the company. The HIPAA certificate states the period of time that the employee was covered under the employer's health plan.... Read more »
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Brandys law or murphys law ?????

Posted by Brandy, 3 Replies
I m not sure if its murphys law or just my life.......
when everything is perfect SOMETHING is going to go really wrong.... and it did here let me start at the begining MY jobs are going great and so are Matts whoes in ks we havent seen each other in... Read more »

My brother in law is HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello to all those reading,
I just found out recently that my brother in law is HIV+, I have been with my husband for 4 years and he has only now been comfortable with sharing this with me. I am trying to learn as much as possible about what to... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
I want to pursue a career in HIV legislation and advocacy, possibly working with developing nations. I always see posts for healthcare workers and not so much that would be related to law. I definitely want to pursue my career but im wondering if... Read more »

HIV+ dislcosure and the law...!

Posted by lost2007
I had not read this site much lately but came across a comment by someone that "not every state makes it a crime too infect someone with HIV" and could not believe anyone would be so ill informed and or out right liar, since its true some states do... Read more »