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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 »

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 »

Laws

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
A friend who is + recently had an experience with a woman, there was flirting, playful touching, but no intercourse or oral. He did not tell her of his status, maybe he should have. She has found out the he is + now and is making threats to go to... Read more »

PARTNER SECRETLY REMOVED CONDOM THEN CONFESSED HIV

Posted by FORTHEBIRDS, 2 Replies
Hi,
On 4/5 i slept with my x husband. Although I insisted he wear a condom and he started out with one on, when the deed was done the condom was on the bed and he said, "yup, I took it off!"
I went bananas, and after discussing it for a month he said... Read more »
Ask the Experts

New Massachusetts Law

How does the new Massachusetts law (just passed) affect people with HIV? For example, if I have my own business and want to buy health insurance, does this law help me in terms of a affordability?...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
It requires plans to be available and individuals to obtain coverage. How that coverage will work, I do not know. I suggest that you contact the state insurance commissioner in Massachusetts to get more detailed information on what plans will be... 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 »

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 »

Health Insurance for HIV in Massachusetts

I know that the laws have changed in Mass for excluding people with HIV from getting health insurance. I'm not employed and don't have coverage. Can I get coverage? Where? What kinds of coverage are available?...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
I am not familiar with the changes in the law in Massachusetts. A new federal law, HIPAA, has made it easier for individuals who have been covered without a break in coverage in excess of 63 days to purchase a policy from an insurer that offers... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Massachusetts: Governor Signs Law to Allow HIV Test With Verbal Consent

"Governor Deval Patrick signed into law Friday a bill that supporters say will provide greater access to HIV tests and bring Massachusetts into compliance with federal recommendations. ... But some physician groups said the law did not go far enough... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Changes Coming to Massachusetts Law on HIV Testing

Supporters hope a new state law that takes effect Thursday will lead to more HIV testing in Massachusetts. The state was one of only two that required patients to provide written consent for the test; under the new policy, doctors need obtain only... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts Senate Passes HIV Law Change

Under a bill approved Thursday by the state Senate, doctors in Massachusetts would have to obtain only verbal consent before testing a patient for HIV. Massachusetts and Nebraska are the only states that continue to require specific written consent... 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 »