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Do Insurance Companies perform HIV tests for individual policies?

Does insurance companies (specifically BSBS) perform HIV blood tests when a person tries to enroll for an individual health plan? If so will they, let you know of the results of this test in a rejection letter?Thanks for any information.
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

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For individual policies, the insurance company has you complete an application whcih includes a medical questionnaire. You can go to a BC or BS website to see the application. Typically, the applications for an individual policy will include a... Read more »

I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 26 YEARS

I HADE A UPPER RESPITORY INFECTION AND MY DR, WANTED TO DO A AIDS TEST HE IS STATING THAT IT CAME... Read more »

Standard Procedure

My doctor drew blood for my HIV test the same day she gave me a flu and a hep vaccine. I tested... Read more »
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American Academy of HIV Medicine

AAHIVM Reaffirms Support for Routine HIV Testing, Calls Upon All Medical Providers to Perform at Least One HIV Test on National HIV Testing Day June 27

...at center stage for the White House, the Congress and the country, the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), on National HIV Testing Day 2009, affirms its commitment to implementation of routine HIV testing in all health care settings for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV Tests Negative for Porn Actors Who Performed With "Patient Zero"

... HIV tests conducted on the co-workers of an adult-film actor diagnosed with the virus in October have discovered no new infections, the Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Performers Getting HIV Tests to Raise Awareness of Virus Among U.S. Blacks

...Screen Actors Guild in Los Angeles, celebrities Regina King, Howard Hesseman, and Jimmy Jean-Louis of NBC's "Heroes" will take HIV tests as part of "1 in a Million," a new campaign to raise AIDS awareness among African Americans. The effort's... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Portugal: HIV Tests to Be Available in Health Centers

... In Portugal, where HIV testing is now performed in private clinics, specialized centers, and hospitals, rapid-result tests will soon be available in health Read more »
Connect With Others

Such I get a second opinion?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
When waiting for a second test result. Should one consider a second opinion? Maybe 1st was false positive? would second test be false postive too from same place? So I consider a second opinion from a different place? Am real nervious about... Read more »

what does this mean ???

Posted by readthis, 3 Replies
...care providers and the degree to which it is undiagnosed. Using the criteria of an evolving antibody response, a negative HIV test within 18 months, or a serological testing algorithm for recent HIV seroconversion, persons diagnosed with recent... Read more »

What do yall think of this???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...slightly swolen,and go up and down some day. My nose has been stuffy too on and off throughout the day. Should I have another hiv test performed on me?? thanks for your help!! Read more »

This Doctor Says 6 Month Window ?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dr. Joel Gallant http://qa.hopkins-aids.org/forum/main.html?section_id=61 Read more »