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This Month in HIV: Sex, Privacy and the Law When You're HIV-Positive

This is Bonnie Goldman, Editorial Director of The Body. I'd like to welcome you to This Month in HIV. This month's topic: Sex, Privacy and the Law When You're HIV Positive. For as long as humanity has known about the existence of HIV, there's... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Supreme Court Hears Arguments Regarding Privacy Laws and HIV

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case testing whether the federal government is liable for damages when it violates the Privacy Act by disclosing that an individual is HIV-positive. The government does not dispute that it broke... Read more »
Legal Action Center

Article on Sex-Assault Accuser's HIV Status Shows Need for Strong Privacy Laws

New York, N.Y. -- The Legal Action Center joins other New York advocates for people living with HIV/AIDS in expressing dismay at today's terribly inappropriate media speculation about the possible HIV status of the accuser in the sexual assault... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Where to find information about privacy rights amongst HIV infected patients

To whom it may concern: I am a college student doing a research project on the privacy rights of HIV/AIDS infected patients when it comes to health care. I have searching and searching for places to find laws for such issues, and am having a great...
Lynne Gabriel

Response from Lynne Gabriel

WorkPositive, Inc.
Here are a few suggestions to get you started: first, go to the National AIDS Fund Workplace Resource Center through their website at Look at the website of David Webber, Esq. he's got lots of information and resources:... Read more »

Laws of Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS, 2010) (CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV 2010)

Hey Dr. Bob,It's great to see you've been doing this forum for all these years. Exactly how long have you been doing this. Anyway, keep up the fantastic work. Now to why I'm writting to you. No concerns nor worries here but just a bit...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello C,How long have I been doing this? Oh Lordy, since the last millennium, I think.As for HIV disclosure laws, they vary from state to state. California has a "Willful Exposure" law, which makes it a felony (punishable by up to eight... Read more »

invasion of privacy?

Another tenant in a rooming house told everyone my HIV status without my permission and caused panic..can I bring charges?...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Thank you for writing in with your question. Your neighbor's behavior is hostile, unethical and wrong. However I am afraid there is probably nothing "illegal" about what they are doing. As individuals, your neighbors are not legally... Read more »


Hi Bob,Thank you for your wonderful work. Can you please help me with the following questions:a) In California is a doctor/care provider required to report HIV status of a person who takes a test and finds out he's positiveb) What if the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.There is a recent law that requires positive HIV test results be reported to the health department. However, anonymous testing can still be arranged through some private physicians'' offices.2.A diagnosis of AIDS is a reportable... Read more »
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Privacy of Pharmacy Prescription Files

Posted by Anonymous
If you are HIV-positive or have AIDS, and your prescription or medical information has been sold or disclosed by your pharmacy without your knowledge or permission, your privacy rights may have been violated, depending on the laws of the state where... Read more »

Privacy Issue

Posted by tylrdurden
I don't know if its just me who has experienced this, would sort of like to know.

I'm 19 years old and have HIV since i was born. I won't get into all the stuff I've been through...because everyone has their own battles...mine probably pales in... Read more »

Privacy notice.TO LOSERS

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Listen people,can i please have some privacy?,
none of us are here for a laugh.and i dont want some incredibly bored people scouring the net,try to work out if thats"john in london".postings might as well stalk me,cos thats what you are... Read more »

ID Specialists...Clinics...Privacy

Posted by HealingPower, 5 Replies
Are all ID Specialists located in clinics? That's kind of impersonal don't you think? Please tell me that I may be able to find one in their own office or a little more private. Read more »