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Hiv Confidentiality Laws

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Indianapolis Star Examines HIV Confidentiality, Disclosure Laws

While it is a felony in Indiana for an HIV-positive person to engage in high-risk behavior that deliberately exposes another person to the virus, whether such actions are first discovered by the police or by the health department determines whether... Read more »
Lambda Legal

Still No Explanation From California State Agency on Release of Confidential HIV Information: ACLU and Lambda Legal Prepare Further Action

Sacramento, Calif. -- The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has failed to provide a meaningful explanation for its illegal release of the names of some 5,000 HIV-positive Medi-Cal recipients to a third-party service provider,... Read more »
Lambda Legal

California State Agency Released Confidential HIV Information: ACLU and Lambda Legal Demand Explanation

Sacramento, Calif. -- Today Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU-NC), and HIV & AIDS Legal Services Alliance (HALSA) sent a letter to David Maxwell-Jolly, Director of the California Department of Health... Read more »
Ask the Experts

hiv confidentiality

I am a nurse practitioner in a CBO & am looking for a training video on HIV confidentiality regs in NYS. I have contacted NYSDOH & Aids Institute, but neither have anything available. Are you aware of a source for HIV/AIDS specific training...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
If you're sure it has to be a video, no. There is solid information on HIV confidentiality regs in NYS available from the website of the New York State Dept of Health at www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/rfa/hiv/full63.htm. But states produce... Read more »

Confidentiality for HIV testing through your general practitioner?

This may seem a really strange question. I remember reading somewhere that if you get tested for HIV through your general practitioner (or internal medicine doctor) then, regardless of the result, you may be refused mortgages, loans etc in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The best way to get tested without it going on your medical record is by using an anonymous testing site; however, not all states have these sites, and even those that exist are reeling from ongoing budget cuts.Testing through your private... Read more »

confidentiality issues in regards to HIV positive school students

I am a Senior Biology Major at XXXXXXX in XXX. I am taking a Social Ethics course that involves writing a paper on the topic of choice. Mine is in regards to a teacher's rights, responsibilities, and options if he/she was informed by a parent...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
When a teacher learns from a parent that a student in the school has HIV, the teacher has one clear legal responsibility: to keep that information confidential. Privacy law protects the student from a teacher's disclosure of medical... Read more »

Lost trust in doctors after breach of confidentiality

I stopped taking my medication for HIV due to the hospital staff here in Melbourne inform my employer that I was HIV. I got fired. How am i ment to trust any doctors and their recommendations when hospital staff broke the law and informed my...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer, I am very sorry to hear that your treating physician's hospital staff impermissibly disclosed your status to your employer and you were fired as a result. Such an egregious breach of trust with devastating consequences would... Read more »
Connect With Others

Keeping confidentiality

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How can a person protect their status once they are hiv+. Will it eventually be documented with your name. My neighbor is head of the health dept.

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confidentiality

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Confidentiality

My name is Mary, and I am a Nurse Practitioner in pediatric HIV.
Because I frequently surf the net looking for AIDS and HIV
resources, I have been most curious about this site. Are you ever
concerned abou the confidentiality of your... Read more »

Breach of Confidentiality by FL hospice alleged

Posted by RonPanzer
PRESS RELEASE:

March 13, 2003: ACTION ALERT FOR ALL THOSE TERMINALLY ILL WITH AIDS !!

The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast has been sued for, among other things, violating the
confidentiality of thousands of its patients, including those with... Read more »

Breach of Confidentiality at FL hospice

Posted by RonPanzer
PRESS RELEASE:

March 13, 2003: ACTION ALERT FOR ALL THOSE TERMINALLY ILL WITH AIDS !!

The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast has been sued for, among other things, violating the
confidentiality of thousands of its patients, including those with... Read more »