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Hiv Test Consent Forms

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Free Clinic Stressing HIV Testing; Opt-Out Strategy on Consent-to-Treat Form May Boost Identifications

Starting in late September, the Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland will begin opt-out HIV testing for all patients. In 2006, CDC recommended all health care providers offer opt-out testing for patients ages 13-64 and all pregnant women. In... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

San Francisco Drops Pretest Counseling, Written Consent Requirements for HIV Testing; Verbal Consent Required

San Francisco on Tuesday became the first city in the country to require only verbal consent for public clinics and hospitals to administer HIV tests, dropping the requirements for written consent and pretest counseling in hopes of making the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Massachusetts Officials Issue Directive That Seeks to Streamline HIV Testing Consent Process

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health yesterday issued a directive recommending that health care providers include written consent for HIV testing in the general permission forms given to patients receiving medical care, the Boston Globe ... Read more »
Ask the Experts


With few exceptions (HOWEVER,I DON'T MEET ANY)Oregon statute requires that informed consent be obtained prior to submitting a persons blood for HIV testing. I can understand my physicians desire to find the root cause for my recent illness, BUT...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I will not comment on the legalities of HIV testing. The most important thing now is to determine where you are on the HIV spectrum and decide on whether HIV treatment is indicated or not at this time.... Read more »

Informed consent

An informed consent for HIV testing is a must in all testing sites. I can see in most international forms of informed consent that a documentation is needed with a client signature, if available. However, in VCT settings in Egypt for instnce,where...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I am not sure I would be the final answer. Many states in the US are grappling with the US CDC recommendations for opt-out testing. However, over time, written informed consent is likely to go away. I suggest you look at the CDC guideline statement... Read more »

Consent to Investigate

The company I work for has requested that all of it's employees and contractors (2000+) sign a form titled "Consent to obtain background investigation reports under the Fair Credit Reporting Act", which gives the company the right to...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Yes, your company can require that you sign a consent form, allowing them to request a consumer report.First of all, you need not be concerned about the "mode of living" phrase or the disclosure of you HIV status. The phrase "mode... Read more »

Terrifying Fear of Getting HIV from HIV Test (resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum) from

Dr. Frascino this is a very serious question and I have become terrified and I need your expert advice. It all started a week ago when I went to an STD clinic and got a Oral Rapid HIV test. I decided to get an HIV test done since it has been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. Latex gloves are recommended as a universal precaution where there is a potential risk for transmission of blood-borne pathogens, such as HIV or hepatitis. Performing oral rapid HIV tests in the method you describe is not considered a risk for... Read more »
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HIV Testing and Surgery

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Was wondering if anyone out there knows whether it is standard hospital practice to test patients for HIV prior to major surgery. Thanx

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What is a P.S.P.? Some form of a Play station?

Posted by HeRapedMe, 2 Replies
I mean a P.E.P.? Is it an anti-aids med that can help me to *not* die of A.I.D.S. after a *MARRIED* Sorry Son of a b!tch chose to drug and rape me? I was raped the 23. The guy slipped mdsd in my drink, then entered my home while I was asleep, raped,... Read more »

is this a form of transmission??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

i accidentally pricked myself with one of those nails people put in bulletin boards to hold papers, i'm sorry i don't recall the name right now, it fell on the floor with all the papers and i was putting it back and i pricked myself on my finger, no... Read more »

Inability to form antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Would it be safe to say that if a person did not produce antibodies by 3 years after exposure, they would not be able to fight off common infections. Isn't the antibodies what makes the symptoms of ARS resolve?
I have some non-specific symptoms that... Read more »