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Should Hiv Status Be Made Public

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Get the Facts
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of the United States (US) population in 2006, they accounted for 17% of new HIV infections in the 50 states
Ask the Experts

Wondering (DISCLOSING HIV STATUS, 2010)

Hello Dr. Frascino,I have a friend who is HIV+. He tells me since he has become positive, he always uses protection. The other night we were talking and I asked him about his sex life since becoming positive. He told me he still gets some. But when...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...stigmatization. Perhaps even more important is that given the lack of awareness of -- and in some cases frank bias against -- HIV/AIDS, HIV transmission and HIVers among some police, prosecutors, judges and correctional institutions, the criminal... Read more »

HIV transmission from water splash in the eye/s in public restroom

I went to a movie theater yesterday. I was splashed in the eye with water by someone who had just washed or rinsed his hands after using the toilet. I don't know this person or their HIV status. I don't know if they had cuts in their fingers, hands,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,"Is this a risk for HIV transmission?" Nope!Should you take PEP? No, of course not. What you should do is read through the archives of this forum, paying Read more »

Department of health

Hi miss Franzoi my question is if the Health department can disclosure your hiv status or if it makes it public for another goverments entities.Thannk you,Hope
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Health departments collect information on HIV status under strict conditions of confidentiality. They may not share it with other government entities. Read more »

worried with professional life

Hello, dr Ewald. I'm a 21 years old male and have been infected in september, on a somewhat traumatic accident: I'm bipolar, was not on meds at that time and had a very harsh maniac episode which put me out of control.I'm coping greatly with the...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...You don't need to share your HIV status with anyone other than your doctor, your sexual partners and anyone else whom you trust. If you decide you want to have Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mozambique: Journalist Publicly Reveals HIV Status

...Mocumbi, Health Minister Francisco Songane and Bango's father. "I appreciate the courage you have to tell the world that you are an AIDS sufferer," said Janet Mondlane, head of the National Council for the fight against AIDS. Back to other CDC... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Non-Disclosure of HIV-Positive Status Contributes to Spread of Disease, Public Health Experts Say in Book

...HIV-positive individuals' failure to disclose their HIV status to sexual partners -- either intentionally or unintentionally -- is Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michigan: Release of Lansing Sex Sting Police Report Raises Concerns About Disclosure of HIV Status

...however slight. The accused is not charged of violating this law, or any other criminal law requiring disclosure of HIV status in public records. State law makes unauthorized disclosure of person's HIV status a crime. Such disclosure may be made... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Providing Leadership on Critical HIV/AIDS Issues: An Appeal by and to Members of Parliament

...including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance. The severe stigma attached to HIV makes it a sensitive and often politically unattractive issue to champion. A number of parliamentary initiatives have... Read more »
Connect With Others

can't seem to accept my status.cry for help.

Posted by torre, 2 Replies
...thought i was dying.this went on until we got a visit at my senior school of this group of hiv positive people who wad gone public about their status.i got their numbers and privately called them they helped me talk and walk on my status but... Read more »

is there any couple (male and female) HIV+

Posted by Unlucky2, 1 Reply
...i wouold like to find a couple that is HIV positive and both partners are Positiive i would like to know about your experience cause i need advise... my girlfriend might Read more »

Help! Pretty stressed here.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi - does anyone know if a person with Department of Justice clearance can find out the HIV status of potential employees? I found a job that I like, but the boss has DOJ clearance from previous work and said how he Read more »

Telling Friends

Posted by toby75, 11 Replies
Just got diagnosed one month ago and it was a HUGE shock, I'm still not entirely sure how or when it happened, I feel completely ashamed and depressed and do not want to tell anyone. I have only told two really close friends as I know they would... Read more »