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Privacy Rules On Hiv Disclosure

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Ask the Experts

I hope you post this one to the ones that ask about disclosure (DISCLOSURE, DISCLOSURE LAWS)

I am surprised to hear of people asking Is it right or necessary to disclose my HIV status? Well let me say this it is not that you should but that you MUST disclose. I know of a man that went ahead and started a relationship with a mother of 3...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hell "Anon,"Sure I'll post your comments although I must admit I find it interesting that you wish to remain "anon" even for posting your remarks, but have no difficulty lambasting an HIVer for not disclosing his status.If... Read more »

HIV Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS 2009)

Hey Doc..it's me Alabama Gal.....hope you are doing well! I am adjusting to new meds-yuck.I... 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... Read more »
Articles
TheBody.com

This Month in HIV: Sex, Privacy and the Law When You're HIV-Positive

This is Bonnie Goldman, Editorial Director of The Body. I'd like to welcome you to This Month in HIV. This month's topic: Sex, Privacy and the Law When You're HIV Positive. For as long as humanity has known about the existence of HIV, there's... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV Disclosure: African Americans Tell How They Told

It's been said that the intense focus on privacy in many African-American communities creates a "veil of secrecy " around HIV, making it profoundly difficult for many individuals to be open about their HIV status. Here, African Americans living with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Privacy Disputes Threaten Massachussetts HIV Testing Bill

The Massachusetts Medical Society, a group representing state health care providers, is warning lawmakers and health officials that a proposed HIV testing bill's language on consent and privacy could do more harm than good. Massachusetts and... Read more »
Lambda Legal

Warning: Your Medical Privacy Is at Risk

In Washington, D.C., a man leaving the hospital after treatment for an AIDS-related illness, stops to chat with the receptionist who happens to work a second job at the same place where the man himself is employed. The receptionist gets access to... Read more »
Connect With Others

Privacy of Pharmacy Prescription Files

Posted by Anonymous
If you are HIV-positive or have AIDS, and your prescription or medical information has been sold or disclosed by your pharmacy without your knowledge or permission, your privacy rights may have been violated, depending on the laws of the state where... Read more »

Brothre w/ HIV and disclosure

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a brother whom I am very close with and love dearly. He was diagnosed with HIV 2 years ago and is still not on meds. His viral load is between 50k and 80k and cd4 around 350, I think. Anyway, He has been dating a girl for six months and I... Read more »

HIV Disclosure in the Military

Posted by TheConversation, 2 Replies
I was in the Air Force, was openly gay (I have to admit that I had a great General who told everyone to leave me alone because I did the greatest work for him), but I'll further admit that there was a lot of fear about being gay in the Military. I... Read more »

Full disclosure.....isn't everyone entitled to it?

Posted by gray8872, 1 Reply
My husband is HIV+ and I am neg. He never really wanted to deal with his status and resented me for trying to inform him of what was happening to his body. I am okay with that but, what bugs me more is that he is currently involved with another... Read more »