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Hiv Confidentiality Ethics

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Ask the Experts

What are the ethics of disclosing a partner's status when in an open relationship?

Dear Dr Frascino, a boy I have been dating (non-exclusively) for several months just told me that he's positive. Although I'm very annoyed and upset that he didn't tell me for so long, I'm at least considering the possibility of still seeing him as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...definitely agree with you and not your therapist on this issue. You certainly have a moral and ethical duty to disclose your own HIV status to potential sexual partners, but certainly not the HIV status of other people you are involved with! In... Read more »

Ethical Principles relating to HIV/AIDS in New Jersey

I am trying to find out the NJ ethics and/or policy/law on the issue regarding psychologist -... Read more »

Seroconversion and a Dr's Diagnosis

My GP & HIV DR's in '06 diagnosed me as HIV+ and he said that it was a recent infection calling it... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zambian President Opposes Mandatory HIV Testing for Candidates

...results. Last week, the doctors' group called for mandatory testing of all candidates ahead of the 2006 elections, saying HIV/AIDS could affect their ability to hold office. "Why should you have somebody who has to be on a certain drug to work... Read more »
Haworth Press

Getting Started: Basic Skills for Effective Social Work with People with HIV and AIDS

... In: HIV and Social Work: A Practitioner's Guide David M. Aronstein and Bruce J. Thompson, Editors ©1998 The Haworth Press, Binghamton, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Botswana Adopts Radical Approach to HIV

...prevents patients from seeking care. "I think the medical profession itself ... played a major role in creating this fear of AIDS and this quite irrational reluctance to be tested," said Dr. Howard Moffat, medical superintendent at Princess... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AP/CNN.com Examines Botswana's Routine HIV Testing Policy

... The AP/CNN.com on Thursday examined the effect of Botswana's change from voluntary to routine HIV testing in the beginning of 2004 (AP/CNN.com, 1/5). President Festus Mogae in October 2003 announced the new HIV testing policy, Read more »
Connect With Others

Request for help with research (online survey)

Posted by CatSmith
...dissertation, I wish to examine some of the reasons users give for participation in online forums for those affected by HIV/AIDS. I would be most grateful if you would take some time out to complete an online questionnaire about your experiences... Read more »

Biomedical ethics

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am an undergrad working on a biomedical ethics paper about AIDS/HIV+ disclosure. I would appreciate any input that anyone has on the matter. I would like to know how people feel about this issue. Read more »

Almost a year later...

Posted by Jenni, 3 Replies
...My bf was diagnosed + last July and still refuses to see a Dr. Part of it is finances, part is location and worries of confidentiality. Well, I'm worried about him. All we know is a diagnosis. We don't know viral load, etc. Every time he's not... Read more »

Online Study: Your views

Posted by Nina
...Informatics at University College London, UK. The project is looking at the use of online support groups for people affected by HIV and AIDS from the users points of view. I am hereby inviting anyone who is interested to take part in the study.... Read more »