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State Laws Disclosure Status Partner

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Safer Sex and Partner Disclosure

I know that the law varies by state, but what is the general advice for partner disclosure? Are you required to disclose to a partner if you are using protection or only when you are putting him/her at risk through unprotected sex? What about with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,In places where disclosure is the law it refers to disclosing your status before any type of sex (protected or not!). Take a read through the information in the archives of this forum. We have an entire Read more »

Laws of Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS, 2010) (CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV 2010)

Hey Dr. Bob,It's great to see you've been doing this forum for all these years. Exactly how long... Read more »

HIV Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS 2009)

Hey Doc..it's me Alabama Gal.....hope you are doing well! I am adjusting to new meds-yuck.I just... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...only by public health officials under very specific conditions, such as protecting the health of the individual and notifying partners. "Since this police report is a public record, the information regarding his HIV status should have been... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Barebacking & HIV Disclosure: What's the Law?

...and your conscience. At that point, your decisions may have legal ramifications. Failing to disclose your HIV status to your partner may make you vulnerable to criminal prosecution or to being sued by your sexual partner. Advertisement ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...aged 18-64 years are tested for HIV annually. However, of more than one million people living with HIV in the U.S., it is estimated that about one-quarter (252,000 to 312,000 persons) are unaware of their HIV status. Because they do not know they... 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 Read more »
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Disclosure and Rejection

Posted by moonstarchild, 7 Replies
...wierd to have these feelings due to the fact that I am still grieveing too. But I knew that I had to tell this person about my status because you can't start anything on lies and secrets. So last night I told him and he told me that he couldn't... Read more »

OK.......The big question "disclosure"

Posted by cunta_stalwart, 3 Replies
...that if your VL was UD that you where not able to infect others, even so if you practice very safe sex should you disclose to a partner. I'm going to say no more right now because I just have mixed feelings about this and really don't know what... Read more »

interesting news story of man with HIV?

Posted by RPH, 7 Replies
...Exposing Woman to HIV Wednesday, June 13, 2007 ST. JOSEPH, Missouri A man who spent five years in jail for exposing sexual partners to HIV was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for knowingly exposing another woman to the virus.Sean L. Sykes,... Read more »

Laws

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...with someone? Any advice would be appreciated. We live in a state that has laws saying you have to disclose your status to partners, but would touching fall under those guidelines? Read more »