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Hiv And Aids Discrimination Stories In Healthcare Facilities

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...and hospitals. If you give your name , even if the test site says your name is known only to them and not the lab, the test is technically confidential , not anonymous. Confidential antibody testing means that you and the health care provider know your results, which may be recorded in your medical file. There are also testing sites that offer confidential testing. Those who are tested confidentially and are found to be infected with HIV...
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Universal health care (HEALTH CARE REFORM, 2009)

Not a question, but a comment on a previous one.I live in the UK whose National Health Service has recently been the subject of comparison with the US private/insurance-based health provision. Whilst I do not claim that our NHS is perfect (and what...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...some of the scare tactics that the insurance companies and rightwing Republicans have used to confuse and vilify the issue of health care reform here in the U.S.Dr. BobUniversal Health CareSep 6, 2009 Granted, "Universal Health Care" sounds great... Read more »

My HIV MD discriminates because of my weight

I will like to first tell you about myself, I am 47, male and was diagnosed with AIDS a little over 3 years ago and I am currently on antivirals (Viramune, Truvada) and I also suffer from clinical depression and are on anti-depressents (Zoloft,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...steps:1.Consult an HIV specialist. She will be able to assess the severity of your HIV disease and also help you access the health care system based on your health insurance or lack thereof. To locate an HIV specialist in your area, check the... Read more »

HIV and healthcare workers

Dear Dr. Frascino,First, I want to say how much I love your sense of humor. You crack me up all the time with some of your responses. I think your the greatest and you inspire me! My ? is , I currently work as a certified surgical technologist...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey James,Well I certainly don't see a cure just around the corner; consequently, I would bet HIV-related discrimination will be with us for quite some time. You could consider looking for an employment opportunity in a more "enlightened"... Read more »

Discrimination against HIV+ medical student

Hello Dr Bob, I am a third year medical student who recently found out I was HIV+. I stupidly disclosed this to the school who is now considering throwing me out of the program. That's almost 7 years down the drain. I read that you were HIV+ and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation this already.Universal precautions were established long ago to prevent the spread of bloodborne pathogens from patient to health care worker and vice versa. Yes, there are a number of HIV-positive health care workers at all levels who... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Continued Discrimination Against Jamaican HIV-Positive MSM Hinders Their Efforts to Seek Health Care, Advocates Say

... Men who have sex with men in Jamaica continue to experience difficulty in seeking health care because of discrimination and a law that criminalizes homosexuality, the Jamaica Gleaner reports. According to a 2008 study Read more »
The Body

Worldwide, Health Care Workers Are Often Sources of HIV Stigma and Discrimination, Report Says

...HIV pandemic, it's a problem that is still prevalent around the world. And as a recent report outlines in vivid detail, even health care settings are rife with HIV stigma and discrimination, particularly in resource-poor countries. The report,... Read more »
The Body

Denial of Health Care for HIV-Positive Florida Inmate Raises Discrimination Questions

... Thanks to her mother's love and tenacity, Betsie Gallardo, a young, HIV-positive Florida inmate dying of cancer, is finally receiving the basic nutrition she needs to stay alive. But some wonder if Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Forty Percent of HIV-Positive, Transitional Housing Residents in New York City Experience Discrimination From Health Care System, Study Says

...HIV-positive people living in transitional housing in New York City report having experienced discrimination when dealing with the health care system, according to a study published in the May/June issue of the journal Public Health Reports ,... Read more »
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Posted by Pitonus writing the final project for a masters degree on Medical school in Croatia about discrimination of HIV positive people by health care employees and I would very much appreciate if you could answer a few questions on that subject for my... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I dont understand how HIV is transmitted in hospitals and other healthcare facilities because they all now a days atleast in north america used new sterile needles when injecting or taking blood so how Read more »

HIV/AIDS Stigma and Discrimination

Posted by bradford assure that these people are cared for, not discriminated against! We must provide funds for proper nutrition, housing and health care for these individuals to aid and contribute to their well-being. We need to get rid of the false perceptions... Read more »

My experience being diagnosed

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I haven't been able to talk to anyone about this experience or what I have been feeling inside about learning I am HIV positive. Reading peoples' experiences on this website have benn a big comfort to me. I was diagnosed with HIV on July 14,... Read more »