Living with HIV – Know Your Rights 5: Disclosure as a patient

Number 5 in a series of brochures that address in a question-and-answer form the privacy rights and disclosure obligations of people living with HIV in a variety of day-to-day contexts. Questions include: Do I have an obligation to disclose my HIV-positive status to health-care professionals? Can I be sued for lying on a medical form about my HIV-positive status? Do I need to disclose my status if a health-care professional or paramedic has accidentally been exposed to my blood or other body fluids?