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Hiv Testing And Insurance

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Which would they use? HIV testing and insurance

I'm not sure that it would matter, but if an insurance company were going to give an HIV test, and the paramedical took both blood and urine samples, which would they use to perform the test?If they use blood, do they do an EIA typically, or do they...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...results would be the same. Generally they don't do a P24 test; it costs money. I am not aware of any life, medical or health insurance companies that do not do HIV screenings. The only insurance I've ever applied for that did not require an HIV... Read more »

HIV testing to obtain insurance

Are HIV tests administered by Insurance companies reliable? I had one ten months after a potential... Read more »

What are the HIV tests that life insurance use?

When you apply for life insurance, what are the common HIV tests that they use for screening? Do... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Doctors Advocate HIV Tests for All; Insurers Urged to Pay for Screening

...position paper issued by the two medical groups said that ignorance, racism, and homophobia are complicating the fight against HIV/AIDS. It also warned of a looming shortage of doctors trained to treat HIV patients. The paper said there is an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michigan: HIV Testing Consent Bill Could Cause Insurance Companies to Deny Coverage

...people being tested without their knowledge, "so your results could already be in the record. Which means they are knowable to an insurance company." A spokesperson for Schmidt said the legislator is preparing to work with ACLU and other... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Bill Would Require Insurers to Pay for HIV Tests if Signed By Gov. Schwarzenegger

...Disease Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv .... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Bill Requiring Insurers to Pay for HIV Testing

...(R) on Tuesday signed a bill ( AB 1894 ) into law that requires health care plans operating in the state to pay for routine HIV testing, the Los Angeles Times reports (Rau/McGreevy, Los Angeles Times , 10/1). According to the California ... Read more »
Connect With Others

Switch625 - HIV Saliva Test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Switch - what do you know about the HIV saliva test being used by some insurance companies as a substitute for blood testing ? Is is accurate and how does it work ? Read more »

Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...need to take an HIV test. I don't know if I should be concerned if the test is confidential but not anonymous. I have health insurance so I would be covered for HIV treatment. Read more »

Anxiety waiting

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Had an insurance test for HIV. This was done by the urine test a week ago, called the lab today and they are still waiting on my results..... I tested Read more »

anxious and need support

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... Yesterday I had a swollen node on the back of my neck. It is gone, or almost gone now. At 25 days I had a HIV test for insurance reasons, and as far as I know it was negative. My encounter included recieving unprotected oral sex from an... Read more »