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Should Doctors Notify Patients Of Hiv

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Just notified today I tested positive for HIV

Posted by spike, 19 Replies
My health department contacted me, before my doctor today at work. I found out the HIV test I took came back postive.
I am so afraid!. I don't want to go to sleep. I know I will discuss this with my personal doctor in the morning. But this first... Read more »

Am I right to notify?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Recently I learned of my spouse's affairs with **multiple**partners over the past 10 years. In fact we married because my spouse infected me with HIV (at the time I thought it was a death sentence, etc...).

Now I feel that these people my spouse... Read more »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 2 Replies
Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev
From: akumar

My dear Brothers & Sisters,

Re: Great ancient Indian science "Yoga & Pranayama" is a boon for HIV & AIDS patients.

I am impressed by the Great job, being... Read more »

HIV Doctors in Akron Ohio

Posted by Bulldog, 2 Replies
I have lived in Akron now for a year, In this time, I have visited 1 care center which seems to be run by a woman with a sever problem with the God Complex! I have dealt with many offices and doctors in my 20 yrs of being pos. For some reason in... Read more »

Florida HIV Doctor

Posted by Anonymous
I live in Palm Beach Florida and I am looking for a doctor that has some background in working with AID's patients the ID doc that that I am seeing now has no clue. I was told that in Fort Lauderdale FL there are doctors that are specialist in HIV,... Read more »
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employer notified by insurance company

A patient was hospitalized for dehydration during his previously scheduled vacation time. He returned to work as planned. He did not discuss his hospitalization with any of his co-workers. A month later, the personnel director requested a...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Although the personnel director had access to this information, he has no right to advise the employee's supervisor or anyone else of the employee's status without the employee's consent. Furthermore, he cannot direct the employee to... Read more »

guy notified me he was positive

Dr Bob:I want to donate and I think what you are doing is awesome for the community.Please help me! I had an encounter. Unprotected oral and protected anal. In the last part of October 2007, in November I started with nausia and aching knees. In...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"Axiety?" What's that? Sounds uncomfortable.Your repeatedly negative HIV-antibody tests out to 12 weeks plus your undetectable PCR at 28 days are definitive and conclusive. Your HIV risk is minimal at best, assuming the... Read more »

dr notified about hiv results

When applying for life ins. a hiv test was required. If your results are positive, will the ins company notify your doctor/primary care physician of the results? If you already have insurance with the company(inital hiv test was negative) will you...
Steve Berg

Response from Steve Berg

Insurance & Benefits Advocate AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
I don't know what the state laws are where you live as to physician notification requirements. They will notify you that your application is denied due to medical reasons. Hopefully, the actual HIV status will only be released to your physician... Read more »

insurance notify employer

If your employer provides the employee's medical insurance, is it lawful or mandatory for the medical insurance company to notify the employer that the employee takes medication used for HIV positive patients?...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
The insurance company or administrator can only release information to the employer to the extent needed to administer the plan. Therefore, as part of renewal, the administrator and/or insurer could release information about the costs related to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

N.Y. State Health Officials Inform 628 Patients About Doctor's Misuse of Needles, Potential Infections, From 2000 to 2005

New York state health officials this week notified 628 people that they should seek testing for HIV, hepatitis and other bloodborne diseases because between 2000 and 2005 they were treated by a Nassau County, N.Y., anesthesiologist who reused... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Leaders of Merck's Canceled HIV Vaccine Study Notify Participants Whether They Received Vaccine, Placebo

Leaders of Merck 's experimental HIV vaccine study on Monday decided to notify all of the trial's 3,000 participants whether they were given the vaccine or a placebo, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Representatives of Merck, NIH and a group... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Doctor: HIV Infections Will Never Be Traced to VA

The Veterans Affairs chief patient safety officer said Friday that it is unlikely former patients will "ever know" whether they were infected with HIV or hepatitis due to improperly sanitized endoscopy equipment. Dr. Jim Bagian said the patients who... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: AIDS Service Network Drops HIV Doctor

The Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida (HPCNF) has notified patients of the Daytona Beach area's only certified HIV doctor that they will have to get another physician by April 1 in order for their care to continue being supported by Ryan... Read more »