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Social Worker Ethics And Hiv Postive Clients And Duty To Disclose

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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 »

What are the ethics of disclosing a partner's status when in an open relationship?

Dear Dr Frascino, a boy I have been dating (non-exclusively) for several months just told me that... Read more »

I have read that have no obligation to disclose my HIV statis...

I have read that have no obligation to disclose my health condition to my employer. By doing that,... Read more »
Articles
American Psychiatric Press

Disclosing HIV Status to Patients: An HIV Positive Therapist Responds

Introduction One of the most significant issues for each psychotherapist is how to make the most disciplineduse of self while remaining empathically connected to the patient. The literature is full ofdiscussions about how not to allow 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

Program in Vietnam Trains Haircutters to Provide HIV/AIDS Information to Clients

Sidewalk haircutters in the Vietnamese city of Hai Phong are volunteering as HIV/AIDS consultants as part of a program that aims to curb the spread of the disease, VNS/ Viet Nam News reports. Hai Phong has 12 haircutting teams in the program, with... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Former Postal Worker Files Lawsuit Claiming He Was Fired for HIV-Positive Status

A former postal worker on Friday in federal court filed a lawsuit claiming that he was fired in January after his supervisors found out that he is HIV-positive, the Honolulu Advertiser reports. Honolulu attorney Clayton Ikei filed suit against... Read more »
Connect With Others

Social Worker Brooklyn, NYC

Posted by Anonymous
Social Worker
Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center Brooklyn , New York

Looking to extend mental health support to clients on Saturdays. Position requires mental health counseling to hiv affected and infected clients and families. Notes,... Read more »

Diagnosed Postive:Heavy Painful heart,how to cope with LIFE NOW !!!!

Posted by NorthLander, 3 Replies
Am feeling so strange to pen here & very scare & terrify that people will know or found out who i am.

Here a short story:
I was admitted to hospital for Chronic Cholecystitis & during the stay, Dr ask if want to test for HIV so w/o any... Read more »

boyfriend threatening to disclose if i leave him

Posted by virginmary, 3 Replies
Hi Peeps,

I have not disclosed to any member of my family because they are probably the most judgemental people I know. My mom would just blame me til the day she dies. Now I have a problem with my boyfriend because I don't want to be in the... Read more »

HIV Indeterminate Story from a Former Sex Worker

Posted by formerroxanne, 1 Reply
I worked as Sex Worker on a casual basis from 2007 to early 2012 and have vowed to discontinue all sex work. (Yes, this is a I have left prostitution as well as a I was HIV Indeterminate piece.)

This piece, as well as touching on the waiting time... Read more »