LEC8_REPORTING_2011

LEC8_REPORTING_2011 - Anonymous HIV Testing • No personal...

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November 29, 2011
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Confidential HIV Testing A person’s name is recorded with his/her test result As of April 2008 , all states moved to HIV name reporting where the name is reported to the state if HIV+ Advantages A clear benefit for HIV surveillance ( mention AIDS reporting ) Can notify patient of test results, treatment, research, etc. Disadvantages Information could be misused (less of an issue today) e.g., Breach of the Florida Health Department’s HIV database Could deter infected individuals from being tested
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Unformatted text preview: Anonymous HIV Testing • No personal identifying information is collected (i.e. name) – As of April 2008 , 11 states did not offer anonymous testing • Advantages – Minimizes fear because name is not reported – No reason not to be tested • Disadvantages – Limits surveillance of HIV infection – HIV+ individuals cannot be contacted for test results, treatment, research, etc. PBS Segments …. . http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/aids/view/ Part 2, Chapters 3, 4, 5...
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