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How Does Hipaa Protect Aids And Hiv Patients

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HIPAA protection for spouse?

Hi there,Thank for your the valuable advice you provide to everyone.I understand that HIPAA protects an HIV+ person from being denied coverage when they change jobs (and insurance policies) and all the requirements about creditable coverage, lapses,...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

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If your husband is covered under a group health plan sponsored by an employer, you should be eligible for a special enrollment in that plan once you lose your current coverage when you leave your job. Ask you husband to look at the language in the... Read more »

HIPAA policy - What exactly is this?

I'm currently enrolled with BCBS in an individual PPO plan. Recently, I was diagnosed as... Read more »

Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Survival Project

HIPAA: Understanding Your Rights of Insurance Portability and Privacy

On August 14, 2003, a change occurred in the healthcare field related to health insurance. That was the first mandatory deadline set for healthcare organizations to become HIPAA-compliant with regulation standards placed into law in 1996. Often, I... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

It's HIPAA with a Double "A," Not HIPP with a Double "P"

The name of the game here is acronyms. You've mastered the public disability benefits SDI, SSI and SSDI. Now, welcome to the world of health insurance. Here it's CARE/HIPP, Medi-Cal/HIPP and now HIPAA. Federal Law While the HIPP programs pay... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Protecting Patients and Professionals from Blood-Borne Diseases

Concern about transmission of AIDS and other blood-borne diseases during medical and dental treatment was heightened recently when a study found that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can survive in dental tools that are not heat-sterilized. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Thailand's Removal of Official Who Supported Compulsory Licensing "Important" Step to "Protecting Patients' Health," Editorial Says

The Thai government's removal last week of Vichai Chokevivat -- "one of the most vocal opponents" of patent protections for drug companies -- from Governmental Pharmaceutical Organization 's board is a "small" but "important" step in "restoring... Read more »
Connect With Others

Do condoms protect against HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, are condoms extremly effective against HIV? I'm just wondering if anyone konws anyone, or contracted HIV while performing safe sex? I'm sure the virus has to have been transmitted whle condoms were used in the past a few times or so by some... Read more »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 2 Replies
Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev
From: akumar

My dear Brothers & Sisters,

Re: Great ancient Indian science "Yoga & Pranayama" is a boon for HIV & AIDS patients.

I am impressed by the Great job, being... Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122602394113... Read more »

HIV from protected anal

Posted by spiritflame67, 1 Reply
Can you get HIV from protected anal sex? The condoms had no holes nor did it break or have anything abnormal. Could I have gotten HIV from this?? Read more »