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Is Spouse legally responsible to reveal other Spouse's HIV status?

Spouse was diagnosed with HIV over 18 years ago, and has been "undetectable" for many years. The number of people who know this info. are very few, and spouse is very hesitant to reveal status to people locally. A lab tech from a local lab...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer, Thank you for writing in. You do not have the legal duty to disclose your spouse's HIV status. Your spouse, on the other hand, may have a duty to disclose his medical condition to a treating physician. In at least one state (New... Read more »

Help, I am worried about my spouse with HIV+How can I hel[?

My spouse is HIV+. He doesn't want me to tell anyone but he has been sick for so long, and I... Read more »

Cobra and HIV+ immigrant spouse

Hello,I am an American citizen and I have an HIV+ spouse who is Kenyan. We are currently living in... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Spouses of HIV Patients in Singapore to Be Informed

Singapore will require compulsory notification for the spouses of HIV patients under the Infectious Diseases Act, Minister of State for Health Balaji Sadasivan told an audience of doctors recently. Under the new law, the infected person's consent is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Singapore Informs Spouses of HIV-Positive Individuals of Partners' Status

Singapore's Ministry of Health has begun informing the spouses of HIV-positive people about their partners' HIV status in an effort to fight the spread of the virus, Reuters reports. According to the text of a speech made on Monday by Senior... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwean Women's Caucus Calls for Government Review of Policy Barring Doctors From Disclosing Patients' HIV Status to Spouses, Relatives

Zimbabwe's Parliamentary Women's Caucus last weekend adopted a resolution calling on the government to review the country's doctor-patient confidentiality policy in regard to HIV status, Zimbabwe's Herald reports. According to Zimbabwean law,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Mystery in Kenya: Spouses Escape Infection

Britain is funding a study to learn why tens of thousands of Kenyans in HIV serodiscordant couples have not transmitted the virus to their husbands or wives. Along the shores of Lake Victoria, HIV prevalence rates are among the world's highest. Some... Read more »
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RRe: Spouse has AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
My spouse of eight years has recently been diagnosed as having full blown Aids. We have 2 children together and I thought we had the perfect life. Now, I feel like everything is a mess. I am negative and thank god so are my children. Help, can... Read more »

I created a blog for HIV negative spouses

Posted by poprock33, 2 Replies
I am a HIV negative woman with a positive spouse. We would like to have a baby using the sperm washing technique. I am having a difficult time finding a way to have this procedure done that is financially feasible for us. If you are in a similar... Read more »

HIV Negative Spouses

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, I just started a support group on line at yahoo. The address is:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HIVnegativespouses/

The group is called HIV Negative Spouses

If you are interested in support through this, please visit the group.
Frida

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Spouse recently diagnosed

Posted by awesomesnuggle, 3 Replies
My husband has recently been diagnosed with HIV. He has not seen a specialist yet, just his primary care provider. I tested negative and am now in the waiting period to be retested in 3 months.

So many things are running through our heads right... Read more »