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Hipaa Laws In Relation To Hiv And Aids

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell test (see sheet called Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests ) HIV Illness How HIV is...
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HIV AIDS RELATED

My CD4 count is 45 and I am HIV infected.So how chances are there of leaving to normal life.Also is there any way to increase CD4 count
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
...If your absolute CD4 count is 45 you are at serious risk for developing serious infections associated with AIDS. You need HIV treatment immediately. If you start HIV treatment and get that CD4 count up above 200, then your risk of these... Read more »

Insurance-related issues

Hello, what a fantastiic website! I am having some symptoms and waiting for my test results. My biggest concern is how I will pay for the therapy. I know that it costs on the average of 12,000 a year for medication. I have United Healthcare, and...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...keep your status away from UHC if you are submitting claims for treatments related to HIV. This information is protected by HIPAA aand it cannot be shared with anyone without your permission, except in order to administer the health plan. UHC... Read more »

Can future insurers exclude or cap HIV coverage?

Thanks for such a great source of information. I'm wondering about the ability to change jobs and continue my health coverage given that I'm HIV +.My company is currently going through a "reduction of force" which is causing me great anxiety. I...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...months under COBRA. If you get a new job that offers coverage, you will be eligible for that plan. Under a new federal law, HIPAA, a plan must recognize your coverage under a prior plan towards their preexisting condition clause (if they have... Read more »

My HIV status was disclosed by medical provider without my permission

My HIV status was disclosed by my medical provider. My medical records were subpoened as a result of a separate issue not relating to my HIV. My medical provider responded to the subpoena and left in detail a message about my HIV status on an...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...You have the right, which I encourage you to exercise immediately, to file a complaint under HIPAA. Find your local Equal Employment Opportunity Commission office or an ACLU office and ask how to file the claim. There are fat Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

...Components of Clinical Trials The Stages of Treatment Trials Should I Participate in a Clinical Trial? Clinical Trials and HIV+ Women What Are Clinical Trials? The term clinical trial is used to describe many different types of... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

HIPAA: Understanding Your Rights of Insurance Portability and Privacy

...healthcare field related to health insurance. That was the first mandatory deadline set for healthcare organizations to become HIPAA-compliant with regulation standards placed into law in 1996. Often, I hear, What is HIPAA and how does it affect... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
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Hiv and AIDs reporting

Posted by rain05, 5 Replies
What exactly does the CDC do with your name and information? Who is able to access it? Read more »

HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
...i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months Read more »

Related to HIV in any way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...any part of my body (generally my limbs). As this is well past the timing for ARS, is there any way this could be related to HIV infection? Even if I was experiencing late ARS, has anyone ever heard of this as a symptom? Cheers. Read more »

My close relative has HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have evidence that one of my closest relatives is HIV positive. My relative has not been open about it and lives as if nothing has changed. The only concern is that my relative is Read more »