If Both Of Your Parents Are Hiv Positive Does That Mean You Are Too

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Ask the Experts

Does HIPAA apply to someone HIV+ and on parent's insurance?

I have a client who is newly diagnosed, who has not yet told his parents. He is covered by his parent's insurance and is afraid his family could find out this way. Does HIPAA apply in this case?
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

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...Once he loses coverage as a dependent on his parents' plan, he would be eligible for COBRA. Once COBRA runs out, he would be eligible for a HIPAA policy, as long as he doesn't have 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... Read more »

My parents don't want to talk about HIV and AIDS

Dear Dr.Bobby, I am 15 years old and I have a great fear of diseases, mainly HIV/AIDS. One day... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nearly One Million Zimbabwean Children Have Lost One or Both Parents to AIDS-Related Illnesses, UNICEF Official Says

...representative to Zimbabwe, said in a statement, Zimbabwe's Herald/AllAfrica.com reports. Kavishe said that at least 1.8 million HIV-positive people live in Zimbabwe, and 2,000 people in the country die of AIDS-related illnesses each week. Many... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN Examines Hardships Facing Parents, Guardians of Children Living With HIV/AIDS in Kenya

... IRIN examines the hardships parents and guardians of the estimated 170,000 Kenyan children currently infected with HIV often face. "Caregivers face the dilemma of Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Profiles Documentary Aimed to Help Parents Discuss Sex, HIV/AIDS With Their Kids

...McNeil on Tuesday profiled the new documentary "Please Talk to Kids About AIDS," which aims to help parents talk about sex and HIV/AIDS with their children. The film features two sisters -- Vineeta and Sevilla Hennessey, ages six and four -- as... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

National HIV/AIDS Programs Must Consider Needs of Children Who Have HIV-Positive Parent, Opinion Piece Says

...with her father's death. However, McKay says that the help she received was an "anomaly" among children who have HIV-positive parents, adding that, according to UNICEF , less than 10% of children affected by the disease obtain any public... Read more »
Connect With Others

Coming out to the Parents, with HIV...

Posted by PosJohnathan, 1 Reply
...here is how i told them i was bi-sexual and hiv positive.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKTVlp8wkjQ Read more »

Afraid to tell my parents about my HIV

Posted by aug27, 4 Replies
...I have been HIV + since sept of 2005. I curently live at home with my parents and have not told them that I have HIV. It is getting harder and harder to do and I am getting more distant from them. I love Read more »

Parents Of HIV Positive Adult Children

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...wondering if anyone here knew of any websites, Forums, online communities, etc. specializing in Parents Of Adult Children With HIV? Thanks. Read more »

Resource for Parents of HIV+ son?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi there -- does anyone have suggestions about a helpful book or resource for the parents of someone who is positive? Like a "coming out" about HIV help book? Something with facts, and stories about living with HIVRead more »