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Offline Doctor with hiv

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Hey Everyone..
« on: April 01, 2019, 03:29:51 am »
Hey all...this is Dr Abby living with hiv currently on tivicay plus descovy..UD CD4 500 diagnosed since 6 months..I was actually planning to move to United States for my further work opportunities as a doctor ...wanted to know will being HIV positive cause any discrimination at work / hospital ..and do I need to disclose my status at work to employees? Also do you guys know any doctor living with hiv in the US..thanks a lot for this group and all the active members...Love and Hugs..💙

Offline drphil1974

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Re: Hey Everyone..
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2019, 01:40:46 pm »
Dr. Abby,

I know I am kinda late replying; however, here's my experience.  No, you don't need to disclose anything.  No one knows about my status and it doesn't affect my work in any way. 

Best of luck with your future.
Dr. Phil
18 December 2017 - Tested Positive CD4 659 36% VL 680,000
15 January 2018 - Started Genvoya
23 February 2018 - CD4 827 46% VL 183
18 May 2018 - CD4 988 49% VL UD
7 September 2018 - CD4 983  52% VL UD

Offline Expat1

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Re: Hey Everyone..
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2019, 09:09:11 am »
I am not a doctor but in the United States there are 50 states and half a dozen other  political enities that make laws and policy for there respective states/territiories.   There is no ONE overlaying standard.   Generally the more liberal "blue states" have fewer restrictions than "red" ones.  The 13 southern states are draconian usually.

HIV is a reportable disease in all states so, if you take a viral load test or get an ELIZA test outside of a confidential test center, your name gets placed on a "list".  Each state maintains a list.  What they do with it ?????  A health worker may call for an interview to determine contacts (for contact tracing), best to say you dont recall any names of partners.

Offline leatherman

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Re: Hey Everyone..
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2019, 10:17:31 am »
What they do with it ?????
contact-tracing have been a valuable tool is getting people to test and finding undiagnosed people. It also helps promote HIV and safer sex education to those who have been in a risk situation.
https://www.thebodypro.com/article/what-is-hiv-contact-tracing-and-why-is-it-importan

Name reporting has been instrumental in allocating Ryan White resources to each state and helping states organize their HIV budgets to be more effective for prevention and treatment
https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/statistics/surveillance/index.html

when thinking about HIV contact-tracing (which also happens with other diagnosed STDs)  and name reporting you have to take into account the important facts that HIV is communicable disease, a terminal illness (if untreated), and an epidemic. Steps had to be taken to contain this epidemic. When you consider that in the 90s there were calls to quarantine people living with HIV/AIDS into detention camps, actual disease/epidemic interventions like name-reporting or contact-tracing are pretty tame ... and pretty effective.


A health worker may call for an interview to determine contacts (for contact tracing), best to say you dont recall any names of partners.
As DocAbby is coming from outside the country, she probably has no American sexual contacts (yet ;) ) to report.

As someone who is a consumer advocate working with the RW programs and state health depts in both North and South Carolina, suggesting someone not recall any names is sad and bad advice and actually makes our work in prevention and treatment harder by encouraging a stigma against testing and these interventions. :(
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Offline Expat1

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Re: Hey Everyone..
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2019, 08:58:06 am »
I respect your opinion leatherman.   Good points.

However from a HIV criminalization perspective it could violate your 5th amendment rights against self incrimination.   And your 5th and 14 amendment rights to due process.   

If HIV criminalization were not an issue, I would otherwise agree with you.

If I lived in a state like Florida, I would be very reluctant to disclose to a contract tracer.

Offline leatherman

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Re: Hey Everyone..
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2019, 10:26:03 am »
However from a HIV criminalization perspective it could violate your 5th amendment rights against self incrimination.   And your 5th and 14 amendment rights to due process.   
except name reporting and contact tracing are done by state health departments which are bound by HIPAA laws
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Tivicay/Prezcobix

Offline Expat1

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Re: Hey Everyone..
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2019, 07:48:06 pm »
EFF notes the following re law enforcement:

Disclosures of medical information to law enforcement by covered entities

The HIPAA Privacy Rule broadly defines law enforcement as "any government official at any level of government authorized to either investigate or prosecute a violation of the law."

Under HIPAA, medical information can be disclosed to law enforcement officials without an individual’s permission in a number of ways. Disclosures for law enforcement purposes apply not only to doctors or hospitals, but also to health plans, pharmacies, health care clearinghouses, and medical research labs. That's because under the HITECH Act, as implemented by the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, both a "covered entity" and any business associate (BA) are directly subject to these law enforcement access rules.
https://www.eff.org/issues/law-enforcement-access
« Last Edit: July 26, 2019, 07:50:45 pm by Expat1 »

 


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