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 HIVstatus 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 »
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 HIVstatus, 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/AIDSpatients 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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