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Will My Pediatrician Notify Me Of Newborn Hiv Test Results

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dr notified about hiv results

When applying for life ins. a hiv test was required. If your results are positive, will the ins company notify your doctor/primary care physician of the results? If you already have insurance with the company(inital hiv test was negative) will you...
Steve Berg

Response from Steve Berg

Insurance & Benefits Advocate AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
I don't know what the state laws are where you live as to physician notification requirements. They will notify you that your application is denied due to medical reasons. Hopefully, the actual HIV status will only be released to your physician... Read more »

newborn testing for hiv

My husband and I are in the process of adopting internationally. A waiting child has become... Read more »

HIV Testing in Newborn

We want to adopt twins girls from Guatemala. They were born in Dec 03. I have been told that both... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South Carolina Senate Committee Approves Measure Removing Requirement That School Officials Be Notified of Students' HIV-Positive Status

The South Carolina Senate Medical Affairs Committee on Wednesday approved a measure (SB 970 ) to eliminate a requirement that a school superintendent and nurse be notified of students who are diagnosed with HIV, the AP/ WISTV reports (AP/ WISTV... Read more »
Project Inform

Striking a Balance: HIV Testing for Pregnant Women and Newborns

The major points from "Striking a Balance" There are three general approaches to HIV testing: (a) voluntary, (b) routine/universal, and (c) mandatory. The Institute of Medicine recommended universal HIV testing, with patient notification,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Leaders of Merck's Canceled HIV Vaccine Study Notify Participants Whether They Received Vaccine, Placebo

Leaders of Merck 's experimental HIV vaccine study on Monday decided to notify all of the trial's 3,000 participants whether they were given the vaccine or a placebo, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Representatives of Merck, NIH and a group... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zambia: Government's SMS System for HIV Test Results

Zambia's Ministry of Health is piloting a project that sends newborn HIV test results back to community health centers via text messaging, shortening to three to five days a process that used to take up to 10 weeks and getting infected babies onto... Read more »
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Just notified today I tested positive for HIV

Posted by spike, 19 Replies
My health department contacted me, before my doctor today at work. I found out the HIV test I took came back postive.
I am so afraid!. I don't want to go to sleep. I know I will discuss this with my personal doctor in the morning. But this first... Read more »

Am I right to notify?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Recently I learned of my spouse's affairs with **multiple**partners over the past 10 years. In fact we married because my spouse infected me with HIV (at the time I thought it was a death sentence, etc...).

Now I feel that these people my spouse... Read more »

Do all newborns in us get tested for Hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Do they automatically test newborns for hiv in the us? Read more »

Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press writer

BALTIMORE - Thousands of patients could have received questionable HIV (news - web sites) test results not just hundreds, as hospital officials have suggested,... Read more »