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Who Has The Right To Know About Patient's Hiv Status

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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 Read more »

dental amalgam in HIV+ patients

Hello Dr. Frascino !My girlfriend is hiv + and on meds.She visited her dentist since she had... Read more »

Doctor's HIV Status

If, during surgery, a doctor cuts himself can he require the patient submit to an HIV test and does... Read more »
Articles
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

...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, physicians are prohibited from discussing a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Early Treatment Outcomes and HIV Status of Patients With Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in South Africa: A Retrospective Cohort Study

... Reports from South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province suggest that almost all extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR TB) patients were HIV-positive, with a fatal result. Given the scarcity of data on XDR TB in settings with high HIV prevalence, the... Read more »
American Psychiatric Press

Disclosing HIV Status to Patients: An HIV Positive Therapist Responds

...urgency of which caused me to feel challenged professionally in ways I hadnever before experienced. In 1986 I decided to take the HIV test. Not surprisingly the testresults showed that I had been exposed. Though my health was perfect I became... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Two HIV/AIDS Patients File Federal Antitrust Suit Against Abbott Over Price of Norvir; May Seek Class-Action Status

...Two HIV/AIDS patients on Monday in the U.S. District Court for Northern California filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...Hi everyone, I have good reason to be worried that I have HIV, and am waiting the time to be retested (first was negative, which was about one month after I think I could have been infected, Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...countries: that the epidemic is fueled by people of color -- mostly Africans and Asians, particularly men. In Ukraine, nearly all patients are white, almost half are women, and most are younger than 25. Antiretroviral medications have only... Read more »

Do thjey screen pregnant woman for hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...My ex husband girlfriend is pregnant and she does not know that he has hiv. He swore to me he was careful. Will they screen her for HIV in her pregnancy? I am so freaked out. The baby is in danger Read more »

misunderstanding on HIVand AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...weeks into medication my tcells doubled and my viral load undetectable. Now From my knowledge, you are only labelled an AIDS patient when your Tcells are below 200 but my know it all ex who also is positive insists that he was trained on Aids... Read more »