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Testing Positive For Hiv And Your Insurance

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Couple Can Sue Insurance Company for Not Disclosing HIV-Positive Test Result, Court of Appeals Rules

A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Wednesday ruled that a Wyoming couple can file a lawsuit against Farm Bureau Life Insurance for failing to inform them that they tested HIV-positive, the AP/Minneapolis ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lambda Legal to Represent HIV-Positive Man Who Was Denied Insurance Coverage for Kidney Transplant

Lambda Legal , a national gay-rights group, on Monday filed a formal appeal with the not-for-profit HMO Kaiser Permanente on behalf of 53-year-old John Carl of Denver, Colo., challenging the company's refusal to provide insurance coverage for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Indian Insurance Company to Provide HIV-Positive People With Coverage

Chennai, India-based insurance company Star Health and Allied Insurance next week is scheduled to launch the country's first insurance policy that covers people living with HIV/AIDS, the Times of India reports. Under the policy, an... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Mental mess: Tested positive, unemployed, no insurance

I will make this short as possiable. I live in the LA area.Lost my job in November, still unemployeed, looking daily.Tested HIV poz in Feb.Lost Insurence in March. Savings running out.I have never had so many problems on my plate at once. Have...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I don't know LA, but most large cities have some kind of community mental health centers where you can seek treatment. University medical centers (eg. UCLA) often provide low cost psychiatric treatment through their clinics, sometimes provided... Read more »

no insurance and HIV positive

I am 27years old recently tested positive for hiv. i had health insurance through my job and got terminated. been off hiv meds for 3 months were can i get hiv meds and treatment if i don't have any insurance....
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
When you were terminated from your job, you should've applied for COBRA coverage so that you could continue to get your needed medical treatment. Since you did not, I am not sure what might be available to you. Check into any medical... Read more »

seeking insurance for hiv positive person

I am trying to bring my wife from overseas and she tested hiv positive. Now, the ambassy asked me to have her health insurance before they give her a visa. Can I find a health insurance for my wife before she gets here in the usa? ...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
I am not sure what is available overseas. You could check with BUPA International. I am not sure of the contact information but they probably have a website.... Read more »

Fatigue/Fever HIV Positive and no health insurance

A friend of my (realy)has had a fever (100 to 104.8) for several months. He lost his job, now he has no health insurance. I finally convinienced him to seek public health care. He was tested a week ago, it was HIV positive. He had blood taken for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I wish everyone had friends like you! Your friend sounds quite ill. I do not believe he should wait 2 weeks to se a physician. If he can't be seen at the public health HIV clinic and is running high fevers, he should go to the Emergency Room... Read more »
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My comfermatory test came back I am HIV positive

Posted by endlsskys, 4 Replies
I was really praying and hoping that I was negative. I guess on Monday I try to find a doctor on top of trying to find a job. No medical insurance no nothing. I only ever had unprotected sex with my partner but I will be besides myself if he is... Read more »

home test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Took home test and just received the results back, I am hiv +. I do not have a doctor or insurance so I am behind already. I am worried though, I think I may be a fast progressor I am 44, smoke, do not exercise much. I dont know tcell counts or... Read more »

I am HIV positive, I tested positive a year ago.

Posted by DELRAELADAMSCH, 1 Reply
Hello I am HIV Positive and I have been taking the necessary medication and I tested positive a year ago. Read more »

Tested positive one month ago....first labs

Posted by newpozguy, 3 Replies
Hi all,

Back on October 10th I tested postive for HIV. My HIV test had actually been prompted by other traumatic events in my life that I won't go into here, but let's say that 2006 has been an awful year for me. At any rate, I am very scared as I... Read more »