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Laws On Partner Notification For Hiv Aids And Other Sexually Transmitted Infections

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What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the...
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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
Hi. Thank you for your question.The answer to this question depends on what state and country you live in. I will base my answer strictly for the United States, since I am not familiar with reporting laws in other countries.In all US states and... Read more »

Partner notification and domestic violence issues

I recently tested positive for hiv at a local clinic . The clinic called a partner identification program and they asked me to list my former partners . I left out my last partner because he has a history of violence and if the Board of Health is...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. My answer will be limited to what is done in the United States, since procedures may differ in other countries. When a person tests positive for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), it is important that... Read more »

Telling your partner (DISCLOSURE, DISCLOSURE LAWS)

RobI have seen HIV+ people getting sentenced to life imprison for not telling their partners before having unprotected sex and infecting them with HIV. Now, my question is this, If I decide to have sex with condom without telling my partner about my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You raise multiple questions that have somewhat complex answers. Consequently, I'll repost several questions from the archives that address your various concerns.Dr. BobLegal action against HIV+ve personApr 5, 2006 I feel sympathetic for... Read more »

What States require partner notification?

While the practice of safe sex is of course important for everyone, I know that some states, such as Ohio, require HIV+ people to notify potential partners before having sex. What states have such laws? Can you offer any insight about these laws;...
Lynne Gabriel

Response from Lynne Gabriel

WorkPositive, Inc.
Your question is a good one and requires much more information than the workplace forum can provide. The laws vary state-by-state. I suggest contacting an AIDS service organization in your area for the laws in your state.Lynne Gabriel... Read more »
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BBC NEWS:Online dating for people with sexually transmitted infection

Posted by Hellen, 1 Reply


Dating can often be fraught with uncertainty and self-consciousness. For those with incurable sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are tailored websites the answer for people nervous of telling potential partners about their condition?


The past...

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Sexual contact w/ partner of unknown hiv status

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i bet that topic got your attention. i'm trying to give another source for helping the WW's. Honestly i don't think one person that has posted lately has really reasearched anything about hiv aside from ARS. Can't you realize that the posts GMAN... Read more »

Contact notification

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Newly diagnosed and want to notify 3 contacts anonymously. I live in upstate NY and was told I would have to give my name to my county health dept to take advantage of CNAP, but it's a small county, I know people who work there and I'm sure word... Read more »

Check for other sexually transmitted diseases too

Posted by Anonymous
How to get the standard STD clinic tests when you go and get tested for AIDS HIV :
Ask the doctor or clinician to check for throat, for urethral, for anal and for blood STDs.

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