Health and Disability – HIV/AIDS
Privacy and disclosure: questions and answers on HIV-related privacy and disclosure issues for women's service providers
This document looks at HIV-related legal questions of agencies that provide services to women in Canada. It is meant to help service providers inform the women they work with, and to guide service providers about their responsibilities with respect to HIV-related information. Some of the questions this document addresses are: Can a service provider ask a client if she has any infectious diseases, such as HIV? What should we do if the police ask us for copies of our confidential records about a client? What remedies do women have if their HIV-positive status has been revealed without their consent?