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Partner Notification For The State Of California

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ex partner notification

i have recently tested positive, with cd4 count of 24, i already started treatment, i'm not sure from what i'm reading over here on this site that if i'm on the right meds or not, where i live right now they provide the meds for free, and moniter...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

I will very much like to help you but your question is too complex. I am not even sure that I understand what are you asking? Are you asking about your friend? If so, it is admirable that you are worrying about him, but at this time, he needs to... Read more »

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
...vulnerable to security breaches. This pressure could also force states to outlaw anonymous testing and to link HIV surveillance to partner notification in an attempt to ensure that every HIV infected individual is identified and... 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 »

Desperately need advice re: friend telling former lovers

My best friend was recently diagnosed HIV+. I have tried to be a good friend - going to his appointments, researching local resources, listening to him and spending as much time as he's needed. He's accepted my help and support graciously and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...contacts, HIV or AIDS. "Please call the San Francisco Department of Public Health about an important medical matter," he will say. Partner notification, a variant of the old "contact tracing" system used for the control of syphilis since the... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Using the Internet for Partner Notification of Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- Los Angeles County, California, 2003

...reduce transmission of STDs. LACDHS reviewed disease intervention specialist (DIS) interview records to identify cases of online partner notification. Subsequent interviews with DIS personnel were conducted to determine the degree of partner... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alternative Approaches to Partner Notification, Diagnosis, and Treatment: Pharmacists' Perspectives on Proposed Patient Delivered Partner Therapy in New York State, 2007

... "Supported by the American Medical Association, patient delivered partner therapy (PDPT) is becoming legal in many states. For some individuals exposed to sexually transmitted infections [STIs], the pharmacist may become the sole point of contact Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Innovative Resources Could Help Improve Partner Notification for Chlamydia in Primary Care

... General practitioners (GPs) in Australia support a wide range of possible resources to improve partner notification for chlamydia, the current report shows. The researchers undertook this study to examine the practices of GPs in relation to Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis Role in HIV Being Studied in California: STD and HIV Surveillance Working Together

...to be engaging in "sexual positioning" (HIV-positive men having sex with other positive men). But information from syphilis partner notification interviews suggests differently, Bolan said. "We talk to a lot of men who claim they are having a lot... Read more »
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Posted by realitysucks2009, 1 Reply
I am a 21 year old single female, looking for friends, I dont care if you are straight gay bi, I just want people to talk 2. I am tired of being lonely. Read more »

Starting to get worried

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
44 year old male. I have been positive since 1993 and then diagnosed with aids in 1998 or so. Ever since the very first notification that i was + i have kept a very upbeat attitude about it and dealt with things as they came along.My medical care is... Read more »

Geting Tested in California

Posted by Anonymous
...I want to get tested but want to know what the law is in California concerning hiv positive results. When my test comes back positive will my name be put on a state list? If Read more »

Kaiser Permanent Southern California Insurance

Posted by TwinsDad, 2 Replies
Hello, I have Kaiser Permanente Insurance and I was wondering if you guys have some type of experience with them regarding HIV treatement. Do they cover all the medicines or treatment? Should I get a different insurance? Please let me know. I am... Read more »