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Hipaa Laws Concerning Hiv In The Dental Field

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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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HIV+ fired from dental position

I am an HIV positive dental assistant that was fired approximately 1 and a half years ago, after my status was disclosed by an old boyfriends new wife. I have a pending suit against her for disclosing my status, but am now considering a suit against...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Before another minute goes by, please call the AIDS Coordination Project of the American Bar Association at 202.662.1025. They can refer you to an HIV-knowledgeable attorney in your area. Your employer is the appropriate target of legal action, I... Read more »

HIPAA and medical billing

I was livid today when a hospital I had just paid my break the bank balance of $66.46 called my employer to inquire when I was going to settle the bill. They never called me, I paid on time, and they brought a recent hospital visit to my bosses...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
I agree with all you have said. That is unconscionable. If the only discussion was the bill and they didn't go into the why of the hospital stay, I don't believe they violated any confidentiality laws, but you may want to double check with... Read more »

HIV transmission concerns from sharing crack pipe after dental surgery

I shared a crack pipe with three other people I had a cut on my lips and had a tooth pulled the day before which was still bleeding. Is there a chance that I could have contracted HIV ?...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks of your question,Remember: HIV can <b>only</b> be transmitted under the right conditions.You can only get HIV when body fluid carrying HIV (e.g. blood, semen, breast milk, vaginal fluids) leaves a person's body and goes... Read more »

Should those with AIDS/HIV be allowed to work in the medical field???

I am wondering if are those infected with the AIDS/HIV virus are allowed with to work in the medical field. If yes why?? Doesn't this pose a threat to people who are not infected with this virus??? I know that the disease is not spread through...
Lynne Gabriel

Response from Lynne Gabriel

WorkPositive, Inc.
This is an answer to a similar question, previously answered:Depending on the state, Health care workers have the same right of confidentiality about their HIV status as anyone living with HIV. Moreover, because all health workers take universal... 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 »

Dental Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What are Dental Symptoms ? and what kind of chills do ppl get when they are infected with HIV ? Read more »

Disclosure laws in Canada

Posted by Mark100, 2 Replies
Hey Guys, I was just wondering if someone could clarify for me when exactly do I have to disclose to someone that I have HIV. I was diagnosed in February and I am currently undetectable. I haven't had sex since this time because I wanted to wait... Read more »

pregnant + daughter-in-law

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was just talking to my positive daughter in law last night. She is seven months pregnant. My son is negative. They have two children, both born negative. She just told me her CD4 count is now down to 191 and her viral load is 36,000. The doctor... Read more »