Is It Against The Law Not To Inform Partners Of Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Pregnant Women Newborns and Children Immigrants Military Personnel Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 38% to 44% of all adults in the United States have been tested for HIV and that between 16 and 22 million people aged 18-64 years are tested for HIV annually. However, of more than one million people living with...
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Confidentiality? (NAMES BASED REPORTING, 2010)

Hi Robert,I suppose this isn't the correct forum for this question, but I hope that you can help me get the word out to anyone who cares about privacy.HIV Poz Names Gathered by the State of HawaiiWhen I go to the doctor, one of the forms that I sign...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...patient care will go only to those states that comply. Health officials claim this will help them track and fight the spread of aids. Could you shed some light on how it would help or is something shakin' on shakedown street? What are they up... Read more »

after the result, who finds out? (Reporting/Partner Notification)

I have heard that if a person tests positive they have to tell the doctors who they have had intercourse with and the doctor puts their name on a national list so that every doctor knows. Is this true?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...and demographic information of infected persons (age, risk factors, race, etc.). Identifying information about people with HIV/AIDS (name, address, phone number, etc.) are NOT reported to the federal government! There are both federal and... Read more »

Safer Sex and Partner Disclosure

I know that the law varies by state, but what is the general advice for partner disclosure? Are you required to disclose to a partner if you are using protection or only when you are putting him/her at risk through unprotected sex? What about with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation refers to disclosing your status before any type of sex (protected or not!). Take a read through the information in the archives of this forum. We have an entire chapter devoted to HIV disclosure issues.Dr. Bob Read more »

if a man is hiv positive but does not disclose

A man is hiv positive but does not disclose his status to a potential casual partner - ALTHOUGH INSISTs that that casual partner wear condom before penetrating him.Although he did NOT DISCLOSE his status BUT INSISTED on his casual partner wearing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation to country. In many locations disclosure is mandated even if you have ultra-safe sex! Review the information in the archives. We have a chapter devoted to HIV disclosure issues that discusses this issue in great detail.Dr. Bob Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNAIDS Report Says 50 Million Women in Asia at Risk of HIV Infection From Intimate Partners

... A UNAIDSreport released Tuesday at the 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) in Bali, Indonesia, estimatesRead more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Positive Women Report More Lifetime Partner Violence: Findings from a Voluntary Counseling and Testing Clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

...There is growing evidence linking the epidemics of HIV and violence against women. Women are the fastest-growing population to become infected with HIV in most regions of the world. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many New York City Residents With Multiple Sex Partners Unaware of HIV Status, Fail to Use Condoms, Report Says

...anyone who's ever used [intravenous] drugs, needs to know their HIV status." Frieden said that city residents should discuss HIV/AIDS and condom use with their sexual partners, according to the Times . Frieden added, "I think there's a degree... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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

...Why is HIVreporting and partner notification important? The New York State Department of Health needs information about the HIV/AIDS epidemic to better plan prevention services and make sure health care and support services are available.... Read more »