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

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Couples With Mixed HIV Status

Serodiscordant Couples What Are the Special Issues for Mixed Couples? Reducing the Risks Using a Condom Other Ways to Reduce Risk If You Are Exposed to HIV ... Having Children if the Man Has HIV Having Children if the Woman has HIV Serodiscordant Couples Couples with one person who is HIV-positive and one who is HIV-negative are sometimes called "serodiscordant" or "mixed serostatus". "Sero-" refers to blood serum....
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Doctors Rejecting Me As A Patient Because of HIV/AIDS Status

Hello, I was diagnosed with pjp pneumonia & AIDS 6 years ago... I almost died, but I beat'em both. I am on Atripla, and having good results - I have NEVER missed a dose since beginning my HAART treatment - my CD4 count is now 364 (...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
Medicaid in all states is difficult to deal with as the reimbursement level is so low, many doctors will not accept it. You are correct that there is discrimination going on, definitely with the latter doctor and possibly the other as well. I... Read more »

Am I legally responsible in telling my patient's HIV status to his intimate significant other?

I work in a hospital, and I have the privilege of meeting all sorts of people, including those infected with HIV. Some are newly diagnosed and refuses to tell their spouse. As a healthcare professional, it is my duty to protect my patient's...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer,You inquire specifically whether 1) as a health care professional in Texas you are obligated to notify an HIV-positive patient's partner of your patient's HIV status, and 2) whether you may be held criminally liable if you fail... Read more »

Who has the right to know partner's status?

My partner recently tested positive (December) and began treatment in January. He's employed by a major law firm in our city. Obviously the insurance folks know of his status, but who at his firm has access to the insurance info? And who,...
Lynne Gabriel

Response from Lynne Gabriel

WorkPositive, Inc.
In the workplace, the right to know is based on the need to know. Everyone's medical information is confidential and that has been true long before the AIDS epidemic began. The employer's right to know is limited and quite restricted.... Read more »

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 in your state. In most states, the only person to whom... Read more »
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knowing my HIV status I,m going downhill

Posted by aloneindark, 5 Replies
How can I manage to live with HIV I don't know how to live with it I'm so depressed. and so scared to die Read more »

Who has to know about my HIV status?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I got a phone message from my county health department.
Why are they calling me? Does my HIV status have to be reported to them? I told them I didn't want to speak to them until I speak to my doctor first. (doc is on vacation until next week)
How... Read more »

Im HIV-; Condom Broke; dont know his status

Posted by tamster2k, 1 Reply
HI! I am new. I do all that I can to be safe now that I am divorced and active again. I have had sex with two people, unprotected, in monogomus relationships. At first I was tested once a month for three months. Then I go every three months. I... Read more »

Disclosing HIV status to potential new bf's

Posted by njpozdad, 3 Replies
Just being diagnosed in July of 2010 was wondering if any man out there can give me his opinion about when its best to disclose my HIV status to potential new bf's. Best to start the conversation with it? Wait until you get a feel whether the guy is... Read more »