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How To Disclose HIV Status For Child

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AIDS Survival Project

Disclosing Your HIV Status

More and more people are choosing to reveal their HIV status to the world. People like Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis, boxing titleholder Tommy Morrison, basketball superstar Magic Johnson, former New Republic magazine editor Andrew Sullivan,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Man Files Lawsuit Alleging Michigan Advocacy Group Disclosed His HIV Status in Company Materials

A Wayne County, Mich., HIV-positive man earlier this month filed a lawsuit in Washtenaw Circuit Court against the not-for-profit HIV/AIDS Resource Center in Ypsilanti, Mich., alleging that the organization disclosed his HIV status on company... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Woman in South Africa Raped, Beaten to Death After Disclosing HIV Status

An HIV-positive woman in South Africa on Dec. 14 was raped by several men and then beaten to death after revealing to them her HIV status, South Africa's Star reports (Mtyala, Star , 12/22). Lorna Mlosana, who was a volunteer for the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

My neighbor is hiv poz also but he is disclosing my status without consent to the neighbors. What can I do to make him stop?

oops. my neighbor is poz also, but is disclosing my status without my consent. What can I do to make him Stop? Thanks for your advice. David...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I'm afraid you have no control over this situation. Once you reveal your HIV status to someone else, you must rely on them to keep it confidential. For this reason, you are well advised to reveal this information only to those you trust... Read more »

Should I disclose my HIV status

I have been casually dating someone for about 1 month( no sexual contact) should I disclose my status to him?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Exactly when to disclose and how to disclose one's positive HIV status are different questions. In general I suggest disclosing sooner rather than later. Take a read through the archives of the Safer Sex and HIV Prevention forum. There... Read more »

My HIV status was disclosed by medical provider without my permission

My HIV status was disclosed by my medical provider. My medical records were subpoened as a result of a separate issue not relating to my HIV. My medical provider responded to the subpoena and left in detail a message about my HIV status on an...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
You have the right, which I encourage you to exercise immediately, to file a complaint under HIPAA. Find your local Equal Employment Opportunity Commission office or an ACLU office and ask how to file the claim. There are fat fines for behavior like... Read more »

Sibling with HIV refuses to disclose status to aging parents

My sibling disclosed her HIV status to me and other siblings 7 years ago, but refuses to disclose to our aging parents who do not live locally.Fear of judgement, devastating effect on them, worry, lack of understanding.We are supportive, and want to...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The right thing to do is to respect your your sister's wishes. Even though it causes problems, it is her right to choose disclosure or non-disclosure. Of course, if it becomes obvious that she is ill, then she will need to find an explanation.... Read more »
Connect With Others

Disclosing HIV status to potential new bf's

Posted by njpozdad, 3 Replies
Just being diagnosed in July of 2010 was wondering if any man out there can give me his opinion about when its best to disclose my HIV status to potential new bf's. Best to start the conversation with it? Wait until you get a feel whether the guy is... Read more »

22 poz..stopped taking meds/not disclosing status

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
i was diagnosed hiv+ december 2003. i had an insane viral load of over a million. my initial cd4 was 280. i began taking medication and within 2 months i gained back the 50 pounds of weight i lost and became healthier than ive ever been before. i... Read more »

disclosing status

Posted by matteo, 3 Replies
i have been undetectable for 6 years, with a cd4 in the 650-800 range, on regular antiretroviral , and healthy. i have met someone i am falling in love with and have seen each other regularly for a month, we have engaged in kissing and heavy... Read more »

Disclosed to Family.

Posted by TheBoyWhoLived, 5 Replies
I have been positive for 5 years and this past weekend I finally disclosed my status to my family. I struggled so long with how to tell them or if I even should tell them. I tried to forget I had HIV by not talking about it or even thinking about... Read more »