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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Hiv Reporting Policy In California

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...(reactive) results have to be put through a confirmatory test. The most common type of rapid test currently in use in Callifornia is the OraQuick Advance. The availability of rapid tests varies by city. Some testing locations in California charge for this type of test, but there are many locations that will provide the test for free. For testing locations, you can call the California HIV/AIDS Hotline at 1-800-367-AIDS or you can do your own...
Ask the Experts

Confidentiality? (NAMES BASED REPORTING, 2010)

Hi Robert,I suppose this isn't the correct forum for this question, but I hope that you can help me get the word out to anyone who cares about privacy.HIV Poz Names Gathered by the State of HawaiiWhen I go to the doctor, one of the forms that I sign...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your time and energy and power of example. I live in Mass. and our State Public Health officials will soon require names based reporting on cases of HIV to the federal government under threat that federal monies for patient care will go only to... Read more »

Work insurance plan

Hi, Thanks for taking your time to answering my email. I have some insurance question to ask. I recently got insurance though work. before I am sign up, in the application form I did tell them that I am HIV + and give the lists of med that I am...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...I don't know what type of policy you are covered under at your place of employment. If it is a group policy, it should not be a problem. You have already disclosed Read more »


Just an opinion, but many believe and there are videos with experts, that Bush as well as other top political figures both Dem and Rep,as well as around the world does not want a cure for HIV or funding nor borders to pretect the USA simply because...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Obama Responds to CDC Numbers on HIV/AIDS Senator Obama released the following statement on the Center for Disease Control's report about new cases of HIV/AIDS in the United States. "We have now learned that 56,300 new HIV infections occurred in... Read more »

Anonymous HIV Testing

1: By October, 2007 the CDC will eliminate federal funding for States that endorse the UI testing system to track the HIV/AIDS epidemic. What will happen to anonymous HIV testing sites?2. Are people more likely to get tested if they know that the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not made aware of the anonymous-testing legislation until it was already a done deal. We could have used your support.Dr. BobCalifornia Assembly Approves Bill That Would Create Names-Based HIV Reporting System March 31, 2006 The California... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Editorials on California's Code-Based HIV Reporting System

... After years of debate surrounding patient privacy issues, California three years ago began reporting HIV cases to the federal government using alphanumeric codes that incorporate a patient's birthdate, gender and elements of Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Reports, Initiatives From International AIDS Conference -- Aug. 5

...initiatives appear below. "Increased Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS for Mexicans Migrating to the United States," University of California : University of California researchers during the conference presented three studies that found Mexican... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Report on HIV/AIDS in U.S. Should Serve as "Wake-Up Call" for Policymakers, Health Workers, Opinion Piece Says

... A recent CDC report on HIV/AIDS in the U.S. -- which found that about 56,000 new HIV infections occur in the U.S. each year -- "should serve as Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Might Begin Names-Based Reporting of New HIV Cases

... Some California lawmakers and advocacy groups are supporting a bill ( SB 699 ) that would implement a confidential names-based reporting system Read more »
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hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... HIV Articles Back Few Men Found to Get HIV in Prison- CDC Report "HIV Transmission Among Male Inmates in a State Prison System --- Georgia, 1992-2005" April 21, 2006 (full CDC Report Read more »

Manager, Center for HIV Information SF

Posted by Anonymous
...Non-Discrimination/Affirmative Action Policy In accordance with applicable State and Federal laws and University policy the University of California, San Francisco does not discriminate against any person employed, or seeking employment, in any... Read more »

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 »

HIV & Child Custody

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Does anyone know the laws regarding hiv and child custody? My ex is saying she is too afraid to let me have my kids unsupervised. That I might have a blood accident Read more »