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Laws Governing The Release Of Information On A Patients Hiv Status

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
The Center for HIV Law and Policy

Law Enforcement and HIV Policy Groups Release Fact Sheet for Police on HIV Risks

New York, NY -- The Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP), the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and the American Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (AAPA) today released a new fact sheet that they hope will bring... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwean Women's Caucus Calls for Government Review of Policy Barring Doctors From Disclosing Patients' HIV Status to Spouses, Relatives

Zimbabwe's Parliamentary Women's Caucus last weekend adopted a resolution calling on the government to review the country's doctor-patient confidentiality policy in regard to HIV status, Zimbabwe's Herald reports. According to Zimbabwean law,... Read more »
Lambda Legal

California State Agency Released Confidential HIV Information: ACLU and Lambda Legal Demand Explanation

Sacramento, Calif. -- Today Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU-NC), and HIV & AIDS Legal Services Alliance (HALSA) sent a letter to David Maxwell-Jolly, Director of the California Department of Health... Read more »
Ask the Experts

information recently released, is this good

Dr. Young,I am sending this to you because i feel that it is some breakthrough info regarding HE2000. I would like to know if there is anyway we can help bring this product to approval here in US to treat HIV. What is your outake?Kyle...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
This is encouraging information about HE2000- and while the initial findings were also encouraging, the new news (if confirmed) is that there are more than just laboratory benefits to the product, but a reduction in clinical events- namely... Read more »

Am I legally responsible in telling my patient's HIV status to his intimate significant other?

I work in a hospital, and I have the privilege of meeting all sorts of people, including those infected with HIV. Some are newly diagnosed and refuses to tell their spouse. As a healthcare professional, it is my duty to protect my patient's...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer,You inquire specifically whether 1) as a health care professional in Texas you are obligated to notify an HIV-positive patient's partner of your patient's HIV status, and 2) whether you may be held criminally liable if you fail... Read more »

Self Funded Health Benefits Law Firm - STD and HIV Testing/Status

My question involves the following fact pattern:An extraordinarily conservative law firm self funds its employee welfare benefit program. Employee need to be tested for STDs and HIV. As a self funded entity, an "officer" of the...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
And all the partners at the firm are completely monogamous, right? Good grief. You are a great candidate for the mail-in HIV test, obtainable at a pharmacy (ideally one where they don't know you). Or you could call the AIDS Service Organization... Read more »

State Health Dept & HIV Status

I tested postive in Nov 2003. I received a message this week (August 2004) from the Colorado State Health Department asking me about my status. I was COMPLETELY SHOCKED that that somehow they knew my "Confidential" health information. I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I don't know the laws of Colorado, but I will assume that your doctor is correct about being required to report HIV+ results to the Colorado Department of Health. Of course, you should have been informed that this may happen before you took the... Read more »
Connect With Others

Who has to know about my HIV status?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I got a phone message from my county health department.
Why are they calling me? Does my HIV status have to be reported to them? I told them I didn't want to speak to them until I speak to my doctor first. (doc is on vacation until next week)
How... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Exploring: NIAID, NIH, U.S. DHHS

March 2005
HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview
AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) was first reported in the United States in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide epidemic. AIDS is caused by HIV... Read more »

Manager, Center for HIV Information SF

Posted by Anonymous
Manager, Center for HIV Information

Position Description
The UCSF Center for HIV Information (CHI) is a faculty-directed program of the Department of Medicine with a remarkably successful track record for developing key information resources on... Read more »

Will US Custom find out my HIV status on border?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am a Canadian and in USA now. I will go back to Canada in the near future(Air or Driving). I am worried if I come back form Canada, will the US Custom officers find out my HIV status by checking my Canadian passport or US Social Security Number in... Read more »