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Hiv Confidentiality Laws Of Hipaa

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of the United States (US) population in 2006, they accounted for 17% of new HIV infections in the 50 states
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LAW

my hiv status was broken by an employer to other employees.i live in FLA is this a law violation.i am actively pursuing a suit .is there any grounds?THANK YOU
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Yes. Now a question for you: why did you disclose to your employer in the first place? Breach of confidentiality at work is possible only if you've already told your employer. THe best protection is not telling your employer. Please remember Read more »

self insured company

I'm HIV + and just started working for a self-insured company. My concern is that if I accept their insurance my status will become known and I will face possible discrimination for promotion or termination. I live in Texas an at-will employment...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...employer only wants to know how much he is spending on certain medical condtions not who has them. The penalties for breaching confidentiality under many laws, including HIPAA, makes employers reluctant to ask for this information. I would... Read more »

Health Insurer and Employer Relationship regarding HIV

I have recently tested positive for HIV but have not seen a doctor yet. The issue is that I do not want my employer (including anyone in HR, etc.) to know about my HIV status. I work for a large co with a group health insurance plan and have good...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...depends on seeing someone who knows HIV. Make it clear to every medical professional you see that you expect them to maintain your confidentiality. Yes, there are laws protecting you. But your job will be reminding everyone of those laws. Please... Read more »

I am a law enforcement officer diagnosed with HIV. I became ill was hospitilized and placed on restricted duty.

I am a law enforcement officer in the State of Florida. Since being diagnosed with the HIV virus I was hospitilized and placed on restricted. I have provided my employer with documentation from my Doctor stating that I am able to return to a full...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...might want to remind him of the penalties under HIPAA for wrongful disclosure. When you arrive, engage him in conversation about HIV and find out how much he knows. Your key point is that you do not pose a threat to the health of your co-workers.... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Survival Project

HIPAA: Understanding Your Rights of Insurance Portability and Privacy

...problems of disclosure of an individual's status and respect the desires for confidentiality. According to an article published in AIDS Care in 2001, fears of breaches in confidentiality resulted in individuals actually not accessing treatment... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues 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 Time; Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of 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 »

Help! Pretty stressed here.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi - does anyone know if a person with Department of Justice clearance can find out the HIV status of potential employees? I found a job that I like, but the boss has DOJ clearance from previous work and said how he Read more »

HIV+? Nationwide confidential phone survey - $50

Posted by studySF
...If you recently tested + for HIV, you may be eligible for a confidential phone interview. To see if you qualify, call 877 737 5782 x6. The Henne Group is a Read more »

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