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Laws Regarding Hiv And Aids

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: The Law and HIV/AIDS

HIV raises many legal-, financial-, and health insurance-related questions for both HIV-positive individuals and their employers. Laws differ in each state. It is important that you consult an attorney in your state or get advice from your local or... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Jamaican Health Minister Says Government Considering Law Against HIV/AIDS Discrimination

Jamaican Health Minister John Junor on Tuesday said the government is considering legislation that would protect HIV-positive people and people with other diseases from discrimination, the Jamaica Observer reports (Davidson, Jamaica Observer ,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Journals Focus on HIV/AIDS Law, Epidemic in India; Fact Sheet on HIV/AIDS in India; Guide for Living With HIV; Essay on AIDS Statistics

"HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review ," Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network : The April 2005 issue of the review includes the latest developments in courts worldwide, HIV/AIDS-related news in Canada, and international and legal network news ("HIV/AIDS... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Laws of Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS, 2010) (CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV 2010)

Hey Dr. Bob,It's great to see you've been doing this forum for all these years. Exactly how long have you been doing this. Anyway, keep up the fantastic work. Now to why I'm writting to you. No concerns nor worries here but just a bit...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello C,How long have I been doing this? Oh Lordy, since the last millennium, I think.As for HIV disclosure laws, they vary from state to state. California has a "Willful Exposure" law, which makes it a felony (punishable by up to eight... Read more »

disclose is the law (DISCLOSURE, DISCLOSURE LAWS)

hi, i agree with the other poster we all should disclose to someone you are going to have relations with, i got tagged by a guy who i repeatedly ask about testing and his response was he had been tested several times and was negative this was a lie...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,We are all in agreement that we should all disclose our HIV status before having sex and yes there are disclosure laws in some locations (see below). However, I do not believe you can blame other people for your own personal decisions to place... Read more »

laws on aids in the workplace

Are there any Minnesota laws on AIDS in the workplace?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a federal law, employees are protected from discrimination on the basis of HIV in all aspects of employment including application procedures, hiring, advancement, benefits, opportunities and any term,... Read more »


Are there any states in which an HIV+ person can be convicted and go to jail for having unprotected consenual sex with an HIV - partner? I understand that most people would find in unethical but is it considered illegal or can two consenting adults...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
In my state of North Carolina, if a person with HIV infection has unprotected sex with another person without disclosing their HIV status they can be prosecuted as a 'health law violator'. I suspect, NC is not the only state with such... Read more »
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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 »

My brother in law is HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello to all those reading,
I just found out recently that my brother in law is HIV+, I have been with my husband for 4 years and he has only now been comfortable with sharing this with me. I am trying to learn as much as possible about what to... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
I want to pursue a career in HIV legislation and advocacy, possibly working with developing nations. I always see posts for healthcare workers and not so much that would be related to law. I definitely want to pursue my career but im wondering if... Read more »

pregnancy and testing-state laws

Posted by Anonymous
Hi all,

When I was pregnant, I declined the HIV test at one doctor, but later ended up going to another. I told her also not to test (I was worried about insurance records and such at the time, as I was in the process of getting insurance.) She told... Read more »