The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Who Is Informed Of Hiv Status

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Informing HR managers of HIV status

I've recently tested positive for HIV and CMV retinitis. Should I disclose this information to my Human Resources manager? What are the benefits/draw backs to doing so?
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...of the questions and answers on this site about confidentiality and disclosure. You are under NO obligation to disclose your status to your employer, and should carefully weigh the pros and cons as you think about this. Even if you need... Read more »


Hello Dr. Frascino,I have a friend who is HIV+. He tells me since he has become positive, he always... Read more »

Department of health

Hi miss Franzoi my question is if the Health department can disclosure your hiv status or if it... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South Carolina House to Consider Bill That Would Eliminate Requirement to Inform School Officials of Students' HIV-Positive Status

...are confident their results would remain private, according to the measure's sponsor, Sen. Brad Hutto (D) ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 2/15). Hutto said South Carolina's current law poses significant privacy concerns. "It's a walking... 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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vermont House Approves Bill Informing Medical Personnel of Patient HIV/Hep Status

...first responders who come in contact with patients blood or other bodily fluids to be informed if the patient had hepatitis or HIV. However, the bill would apply only to patients who volunteered to be tested or who were deceased. Privacy... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michigan: Release of Lansing Sex Sting Police Report Raises Concerns About Disclosure of HIV Status

...asking why the Lansing Police Department's report of a May 22 sex sting included the information that one of the arrested men is HIV-positive. According to the report, the man, whose identity was withheld by the Michigan Messenger, was arrested... Read more »
Connect With Others

Sharing my status with a HIV- person

Posted by LadyReign
...I was honest and I started feeling kind of weird. I said, Yes, pretty honest. I was scared. I wanted to tell him that I had HIV, but was waiting for the right moment. Even though we planned to have safe sex I think it is very important to tell... Read more »

Disclosing HIV status to potential new bf's

Posted by njpozdad, 2 Replies
...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 »

Will US Custom find out my HIV status on border?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Canada in the near future(Air or Driving). I am worried if I come back form Canada, will the US Custom officers find out my HIV status by checking my Canadian passport or US Social Security Number in their computer. I mean if their computer... Read more »

Sexual contact w/ partner of unknown hiv status

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...source for helping the WW's. Honestly i don't think one person that has posted lately has really reasearched anything about hiv aside from ARS. Can't you realize that the posts GMAN is leaving are getting to show his short circuit? I'd hate to... Read more »