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Is Someone Publicly Outing You That You Have HIV Against Any Law?

Is Someone Publicly Outing You That You Have HIV Against Any Law?

I've been outed on Facebook to the public a few times that I'm HIV. I've blocked those that have done so. I am part of an over 50 long term survivor group on FB but I like this forum more authentic and helpful. I am having a lot of privacy issues on FB and probably going to delete my account. Also, if someone works in the medical profession and tells people she works with or people outside of work that I'm HIV is that a HEPA violation?

A myHIVteam Member said:

It's not a Hippa violation if your outed on a pubic platform. Hippa pertains to jobs and the medical field. So if you been outed on Fb, twitter,Insta or any other public place it's not...it pertains to medical facilities, Drs.nurses. And if a friend, family or your employer knows or finds out it's a civil matter. Slander,defamation of caracter. And then you have to prove it has caused you damage. Financial or physical.

posted about 1 year ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

It is an absolute HIPAA violation to share any healthcare information pertaining to a patient, including referencing them as a person in your care. This is especially important in HIV clinics.

posted about 1 year ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

To answer the first question Facebook can't say anything about you they could stop you if you say anything about anybody else maybe that's what they're scared of as far as the nurse Philip and about people with HIV he's violating the HIPAA law and you report her to Medicare or Medicaid they report her to like I'm in Florida it's for the Florida board of health and then she loses her license or job and you can log you could sew her

posted about 1 year ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Your all correct. Depending on states. As for the professionals in the medical field, the problem is that even though the Hippa law exist they still to this day have failed to write the portion of the law that states the penalties and legal applications. So write to your local and state representatives and urge them to follow up with your claims or issues. After all that's what their getting paid to do...advocate for WE THE PEOPLE......

posted about 1 year ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I am 64 going into 23rd year and I am very upfront that I am positive and it has actually helped me because I don't care who knows and it is less stressful than hiding it for me, not everyone can handle living like I do. Pastor David Bast

posted about 1 year ago
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