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Should Hiv Status Be Made Public

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Is my court file, which references my HIV status, a matter of public record?

So my question is in regards to a traffic violation (biking in a bus lane). I am in NYC and my case was ACD- I was sentenced to a 2 hour seminar on biking safety. The woman who gave me my 'social services contract' asked me if I had any...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer,Thank you for submitting this question.As you learned the hard way, in New York City (and many other jurisdictions) a bicyclist may be held liable for traffic transgressions just as a motorist would under the state's Vehicle and... Read more »

department of social services notified my former employer of hiv status

Today I received an e-mail from my former employer, attached was a letter addressed to my former... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwe's Mugabe Urges Lawmakers to Be Tested For HIV, Publicly Reveal Status as Part of New Initiative

In an announcement launching the Zimbabwe Parliamentarians Against HIV (ZIPAH) in Harare on Thursday, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe said since he came to office in 1980 "quite a number of" his cabinet ministers have died of AIDS-related causes,... Read more »
Housing Works

Elton John and Phill Wilson Call for Public HIV Status Disclosures Worldwide

Photo courtesy of Yahoo Daily News. Today, in the opening hours of the 19th International AIDS Conference, singer and AIDS activist Elton John and Phill Wilson, head of the Black AIDS Institute, both called for positive people around the world... 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 "a significant but underreported factor in the continued spread" of HIV in the United States, some public health... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mozambique: Journalist Publicly Reveals HIV Status

Bento Bango, a reporter for the newspaper Zambeze in Mozambique, announced Wednesday at a press conference in Maputo that he is HIV-positive. "I decided to call a press conference to break my silence and stop gossiping about me by my colleagues... Read more »
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HIV Status on Death Certificate

Posted by SMARS, 3 Replies
I was told by the Health Professional here in the US that they have to put my HIV status on the death certificate. Considering the religion, culture, family and how I have been keeping this confidential between me and the only one person that I... Read more »

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

Posted by torre, 2 Replies
im 29 yrs old.living in a small mining town in botswana.i have 3 kids 8,7
just don't give up on me yet please.
i tested positive 12 yrs ago after a relative raped me at the age of 17. and i couldn't tell anybody about it caz he threatened to kill me... Read more »

HIV- partner insensitive to my HIV+ status

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I was diagnosed with HIV in 1986. My partner is HIV- and we have been together over 15 years. We have struggled through many issues over the years but he is starting to go to the club frequently. I can't physically keep up with his activities and... Read more »

New York City ( Dating Party for HIV POZ ) Public meeting place.

Posted by tobesweet, 2 Replies
It would be nice, if someone organized a dating party for hiv poz in new york city, isn't that..!

I wonder it, How many people would like that idea.

Share your ideas and who knows, may be that can be done...
feel free to send your comments or... Read more »