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Should Healthcare Workers Be Required To Disclose Their Hiv Status

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Ask the Experts

Ethics on Health Care Worker disclosing patients HIV status

Can a health care worker disclose the status of clients HIV status to a third person, to protect that person from harm?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Only one class of health care worker can disclose a person's HIV status to a third party to my knowledge, and that is the treating MD. The law varies by state, so make sure you know the law in your state. In most states, the only person to whom... Read more »

Supervisor disclosed my hiv status to co-workers.

I work for a very large company. I was diagnoised with HIV about 3 years ago. At that time I took... Read more »

Can my healthcare provider disclose my status to my employer?

Hi, I work for a small company, about 20 employees, and was told by my employer that our health... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kentucky Supreme Court Rules Doctor Could Disclose Man's HIV Status to Employer for Workers' Compensation Claim

The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 4-3 that workers' compensation laws allow a doctor to disclose a patient's HIV status to an employer for workers' compensation claims, the AP/ Lexington Herald-Leader reports. The case involved Steven... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Quebec Medical Association Adopts Policy Requiring Doctors to Disclose HIV Status to Immediate Supervisors

The Quebec Medical Association has adopted a policy requiring HIV-positive doctors to disclose their status to employers, Dr. Andre Senikas of the association said on Wednesday, CP/Yahoo! News reports (Levesque, CP/Yahoo! News , 2/4). The... Read more »
Women Alive

Should You Disclose Your HIV Status to a Potential Sexual Partner?

For many years now, the focus of prevention has been on trying to get society as a whole to adopt condom use as a way of life. Perhaps this approach was successful early in the epidemic, but today the mood has drastically changed. AIDS is no longer... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Court Rules New Zealand Man Did Not Have to Disclose HIV Status to Partner Because He Used a Condom

A New Zealand court on Wednesday ruled that Justin Dalley was not required to tell his sexual partner he was HIV-positive because he used a condom during intercourse, the New Zealand Press Association reports. New Zealand law requires that people... Read more »
Connect With Others

Poz Healthcare workers

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm an HIV+ guy who works in medicine, and I am desperately seeking others like me. I am having a great deal of difficulty with my shift-work schedule and the high stress level of my work. How do others cope? My health is declining because of... Read more »

Disclosing HIV status to potential new bf's

Posted by njpozdad, 3 Replies
Just being diagnosed in July of 2010 was wondering if any man out there can give me his opinion about when its best to disclose my HIV status to potential new bf's. Best to start the conversation with it? Wait until you get a feel whether the guy is... Read more »

22 poz..stopped taking meds/not disclosing status

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
i was diagnosed hiv+ december 2003. i had an insane viral load of over a million. my initial cd4 was 280. i began taking medication and within 2 months i gained back the 50 pounds of weight i lost and became healthier than ive ever been before. i... Read more »

ex-gf disclosing ,new gfs status.

Posted by pozchick1, 1 Reply
I wanted to know. I have recently started seeing someone. Whos neg. Iam poz. He knows this,and is fine with this.. The problem is, his ex-girlfriend has found out this and is now talking alot of people about it. Im just wondering if its illegal for... Read more »