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Is It A Law To Notify A Partner That You Have Hiv

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Am I right to notify?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Recently I learned of my spouse's affairs with **multiple**partners over the past 10 years. In fact we married because my spouse infected me with HIV (at the time I thought it was a death sentence, etc...).

Now I feel that these people my spouse... Read more »

Just notified today I tested positive for HIV

Posted by spike, 19 Replies
My health department contacted me, before my doctor today at work. I found out the HIV test I took came back postive.
I am so afraid!. I don't want to go to sleep. I know I will discuss this with my personal doctor in the morning. But this first... Read more »

Disclosure by Law

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone cite for me a specific law that requires sexual partners to disclose their HIV status in the event that they have engaged in unprotected sex? In Florida, it is required by law to disclose BEFORE the act, but would like to find out the... Read more »

My brother in law has full blown AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
My brother in law was diagnosed with HIV about 10 years ago. He is gay. His partner died about 6 years ago. He now has full blown AIDS. He is having seizures, walks with a cane, and has a constant runny nose. He is only 40 years old. My in laws... Read more »

Massachusetts laws

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have a very good friend who is hiv positive and in a relationship and not disclosing. It is truly because he is afraid, know. Anyway, I told him he could get in trouble for not telling her. He said he is doing nothing wrong, he always uses... Read more »
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dr notified about hiv results

When applying for life ins. a hiv test was required. If your results are positive, will the ins company notify your doctor/primary care physician of the results? If you already have insurance with the company(inital hiv test was negative) will you...
Steve Berg

Response from Steve Berg

Insurance & Benefits Advocate AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
I don't know what the state laws are where you live as to physician notification requirements. They will notify you that your application is denied due to medical reasons. Hopefully, the actual HIV status will only be released to your physician... Read more »

department of social services notified my former employer of hiv status

Today I received an e-mail from my former employer, attached was a letter addressed to my former supervisor. The letter was a "second request" with an hiv questionaire attached.I originally contacted social services as required by adap.I...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer,It sounds like the Dept of Social Services (DSS) may have breached your confidentiality in violation of the Federal Privacy Rule (HIPAA). The Privacy Rule and many state confidentiality laws prohibit health insurance plans from... Read more »

notifying dentis of hiv status

Is it necessary to inform my dentist that I am hiv+?...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
As always, this is a difficult question to answer for one reason: the potential for discrimination based on HIV status alone. Whereas access to dental care for people living with HIV/AIDS is covered in the American's with Disabilities Act of... Read more »

insurance notify employer

If your employer provides the employee's medical insurance, is it lawful or mandatory for the medical insurance company to notify the employer that the employee takes medication used for HIV positive patients?...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
The insurance company or administrator can only release information to the employer to the extent needed to administer the plan. Therefore, as part of renewal, the administrator and/or insurer could release information about the costs related to... Read more »
Articles
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

HIV Reporting and Partner Notification -- What You Need to Know About the Law

What is HIV reporting? What is partner notification? Why is HIV reporting and partner notification important? Is it still a good idea to get an HIV test? Who should get tested? How can I get an HIV test? When a doctor tells the Health... Read more »
Lambda Legal

Comments on the Department of Health's Revised, Proposed Regulations Implementing the 1998 HIV Reporting and Partner Notification Law (Amending Articles 21 and 27 of the Public Health Law)

January 14, 2000 Commissioner Antonia C. Novello, M.D., M.P.H. c/o Mr. William R. Johnson New York State Department of Health Office of Regulatory Reform Room 2415 ESP Tower Building Albany, New York 12237-7488 By Facsimile and E-Mail Dear... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South Carolina Senate Committee Approves Measure Removing Requirement That School Officials Be Notified of Students' HIV-Positive Status

The South Carolina Senate Medical Affairs Committee on Wednesday approved a measure (SB 970 ) to eliminate a requirement that a school superintendent and nurse be notified of students who are diagnosed with HIV, the AP/ WISTV reports (AP/ WISTV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michigan: Kalamazoo County Notifies Health Providers to Watch for Syphilis

Kalamazoo County health officials are asking area health care providers to help curb syphilis infections, which have been rising locally and statewide. While county incidence is still low compared with other STDs, primary and secondary syphilis... Read more »