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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Program Policy On Hiv Testing

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Ask the Experts

Do Insurance Companies perform HIV tests for individual policies?

Does insurance companies (specifically BSBS) perform HIV blood tests when a person tries to enroll for an individual health plan? If so will they, let you know of the results of this test in a rejection letter?Thanks for any information.
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...medical questionnaire. You can go to a BC or BS website to see the application. Typically, the applications for an individual policy will include a request for information on current illnesses, prescription regimens, doctors' visits,... Read more »

New insurance policy prior to disclosing HIV+

I recently tested HIV+ at an anonymous clinic. Colorado has mandatory reporting once I go to a... Read more »

Disclosing my HIV status

Dear Robert,I am a foreign trained doctor, who has been diagnosed with HIV for the last 2 years. I... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AP/ Examines Botswana's Routine HIV Testing Policy

...HIV testing in the beginning of 2004 (AP/, 1/5). President Festus Mogae in October 2003 announced the new HIV testing policy, which provides opt-out HIV tests as part of routine medical checkups in public and private clinics ( Kaiser... Read more »
HIV Medicine Association

HIV Testing Policy: A Joint Position Paper of the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American College of Physicians

...HIV Medicine Association. specializing in HIV and infectious diseases, have collaborated in this third update of a joint policy paper first published in 1986. The revised paper examines the current state of HIV/AIDS and its global impact,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts: Harvard Students Protest Health Services' New HIV Testing Policy

...issue," said Linda Ellison, a teacher in the Women, Gender and Sexuality department who organized a protest against the new policy. About 20 students protested outside the University's Holyoke Center on May 20, supporting continuance of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Developing Countries Should Pass HIV/AIDS Policies That Respect Human Rights, Encourage HIV Testing, Treatment, Australian Judge Says

... Developing countries should pass HIV/AIDS policies that respect human rights and encourage people at risk of HIV to be tested for the virus and receive treatment if necessary, Read more »
Connect With Others

Army HIV Policies and Procedures as of 7/15/2005

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Administration of Personnel Infected with HIV. This link is only being provided as a reference point and should not be taken as absolute. Policies are in constant flux. Please exercise caution and common sense when inquiring about protocol to... Read more »

Marine Corps Policies and Procedures for HIV 6/11/1991

Posted by Anonymous
...Greetings! I have found actual policy information concerning HIV from the Marines Corps. You must have Acrobat Reader to view. You may go to the link: ... Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...promote condoms has not only undermined over two decades of HIV prevention methods that work but also, the presidents government policies on HIV/AIDS prevention are endangering lives! President Bush is not in touch with what works and what... Read more »

Policy & Advocacy Specialist

Posted by Anonymous
... 1. Job Opportunity - PATH Policy & Advocacy Specialist (focus on Microbicides Advocacy) PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) Position # 1284 Posted: Read more »