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How To Disclose HIV Status For Child

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AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive ask about your health or any disabilities. They can only legally ask if you have any condition that would interfere with essential job functions. Family Members It can be difficult to decide whether to tell your parents, children, or other relatives that you are HIV-positive. Many people fear that their relatives will be hurt or angry. Others feel that not telling relatives will weaken their relationships and may keep them from getting...
Ask the Experts

Disclosure Issue Part 2- Mommy of Three

Thank you my dearest Doctor Bob! When I have most needed you, you have always been the one person, the only person that I can count on for help and understanding regarding this disease. Is there any place or anyone that you can think of, that may...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...DEVASTATING. I WISH, WITH ALL MY HEART THAT I COULD CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR ORGANIZATION, but living on SSI alone and raising three children... well... I know you understand. What can you tell me about this doctor? I anxiously await your reply and... Read more »

Report of Children's HIV status by Pediatrician

Hi, Nancy,My 5 year old daughter has probably been infected by my spouse or me by some unknown contact (we couldn't figure it out--we were just infected probably for 6-7 weeks). We are scared to test her because every expert told us that HIV can not...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Your fear of having infected your own child is certainly understandable, but it may be running away with you. YOu can set your mind at ease by having your daughter tested Read more »

about hiv patients

both huspand and wife are hiv pos. patients. For both the cd4 count is below 200. They are much worried about their survival and they are uneducated taking treatment from a government hospital. Is there anything wrong in having contact with them?...
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
...treatment is available, they both need to start HIV medications and that will increase their CD4 count. There is no problem with the child living with them. They will need to decide if it is better to disclose or not disclose their HIV status. Read more »

Teacher notification of Student HIV status

During a recent parent/teacher phone conference, a parent notified me that her child was HIV+ with a T cell count of 150. She was surprised to find out that the teachers hadn't been informed. She was particularly concerned that I be aware that her...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...This is a parent who needs more information about her child's privacy rights. Your administrators have been doing their job by NOT disclosing the child's HIV status to you. As the parent Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Draft Policy in Uganda Recommends HIV-Positive Children Know Their Status as Early as Age 10

... "A Ugandan draft policy recommending that HIV-positive children be informed of their status by the age of 10 has drawn mixed reactions from health workers," IRIN PlusNews reports. The Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United States: Children of HIV-Infected Parents: Custody Status in a Nationally Representative Sample

... In the current study, the authors determined the rates and predictors of custody status for children of HIV-infected parents in the United States. Data from interviews of 538 parents with 1,017 children (ages 0-17) from a nationally Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Q&A With Oprah Guest Bridget Gordon, Who Sued Ex-Husband for Giving Her HIV

...Institute recently spoke with Gordon -- who appeared on Oprah earlier this month and is now six months pregnant with her first child -- to find out how life has changed, how she's treating her illness and what she wants other women to know.... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... For-Profit Test Sites Testing Issues for Specific Populations Pregnant Women Newborns and Children Immigrants Military Personnel Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? The... Read more »
Connect With Others

boyfriend threatening to disclose if i leave him

Posted by virginmary, 3 Replies an idea of hoe judgemental she is- she thinks the reason why my son has special needs is because I deserve it for having a child before getting married Read more »

Disclosing HIV status to potential new bf's

Posted by njpozdad, 2 Replies
...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 someone... Read more »

Poz and Out?!!?

Posted by pozitively, 2 Replies
...So, I want to start a discussion about being out about my serostatus. First, I hope to not offend people by using the same term used for sexuality. At this point my serostatus is a significant 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 Read more »