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Hiv Rankings By State

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois Ranks 7th in HIV/AIDS Cases

Illinois ranks seventh in the United States for reported AIDS cases, according to the state Department of Public Health. Department officials said the state has seen 38,265 AIDS cases since 1981; nearly 21,000 of those people have died; and blacks... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachussetts: Study Shows City Ranks High for HIV Infection

HIV infection among young people remains high statewide, according to a recently released study by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Local officials say cuts in state funding for school health programs and community health centers,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Time Magazine Ranks OraQuick In-Home HIV Test Among Best Inventions of 2012

Time magazine has chosen OraSure Technologies Inc.'s over-the-counter HIV test as one of its "Best Inventions of 2012." The OraQuick test detects HIV antibodies through saliva samples in 20 to 40 minutes and is sold at retail locations. OraQuick... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Rank odor from new Stribild bottle

I transitioned to Stribild about 6 months ago with continued good results. My most recent mail order supply was not expedited to me as requested. I had some concerns about the 5 day delivery time due to the summer heat, especially here in Texas,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.I'm not aware of this issue from Stribild. I'd suggest speaking to your pharmacist (or if these mail ordered, a local retail pharmacist knowledgable about HIV medications) about the odor.Let us know what you find... Read more »

Changing private insurance state to state with HIV

As briefly as possible: I've had an individual Anthem BC/BS health plan in VA for 15 years or so but have moved to CA thinking I could simply switch the policy without underwriting. Unfortunately it seems that is not the case - they would...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
I am not aware of any state laws requiring this, but the National Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association does ask its members to offer conversion plans to persons moving into the state from a BC/BS plan in another state. Here is a site that shows how... Read more »

What states continue individual major medical policies with state/fedgov funds?

I am HIV pos & AIDS symptomatic. I was diagnosed 5 years ago and almost immediately lost my business, my money, and my health. For the last 5 years or so I have been trapped by my fear of losing the private health policy I had in place when I...
Steve Berg

Response from Steve Berg

Insurance & Benefits Advocate AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
Unfortunately, I don't know of a definitive list of states which have established insurance continuation programs. You can check the the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors in Washington DC. Their number is (202)434-8090... Read more »

Coverage from state to state

I just recently tested positive and have not disclosed this information to Blue Shield. I am also preparing to move and am concerned that my move will require me to re-apply for coverage with Blue Shield. Will my coverage remain the same regardless...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Only Blue Shield can tell you how your coverage might differ in a different state. There may be no differences at all, and moving should not force a re-application. I suggest you call Blue Shield Customer Service and pose these questions. YOur HIV... Read more »
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Posted by bradford, 2 Replies

While nearly a million HIV+ American citizens enjoy the freedom to leave and travel outside their country, the United States government prohibits HIV+ individuals from other countries entry to the... Read more »

Which 3 states gives best HIV treatment to poor

Posted by Anonymous
My son want to leave massachusetts. They give grea6t care to HIV patients and medical coverage run by the state. Which other states in the the midatlantic or southeast also are known for the best care for the poor. He doesnt like to work alot. Read more »

New rules in Washington state ease HIV testing

Posted by spiritzone2, 1 Reply
Sat. July 9th 2005:New rules may ease HIV testing:by Carina Stanton, Seattle Times staff reporter:::More than 3,000 people in Washington state are infected with HIV but don't know it, state health officials estimate. They hope to reduce that number... Read more »

pregnancy and testing-state laws

Posted by Anonymous
Hi all,

When I was pregnant, I declined the HIV test at one doctor, but later ended up going to another. I told her also not to test (I was worried about insurance records and such at the time, as I was in the process of getting insurance.) She told... Read more »