"Notify your partners--it's the law": HIV providers and mandatory disclosure.

@article{Lichtenstein2014NotifyYP,
  title={"Notify your partners--it's the law": HIV providers and mandatory disclosure.},
  author={Bronwen Lichtenstein and Kathryn D Whetten and Casey Rubenstein},
  journal={Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care},
  year={2014},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={372-8}
}
HIV care providers in the United States must counsel clients about disclosure to sexual partners and report anyone who is suspected of noncompliance. This study compared provider attitudes and practices in relation to counseling clients about mandatory disclosure in North Carolina and Alabama, the 2 states with similar HIV epidemiology but different laws for HIV control. Personal interviews were conducted with 20 providers in each state (n = 40). The results were analyzed in a qualitative… CONTINUE READING