HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) requires health care providers only share medical information with family members under the patient's consent.

However regarding HIV/AIDS many states make it compulsory to notify sexual partners and / or needle-sharers of the diagnosed. (Source: CDC)

Are they in conflict? Can anyone refuse to disclose to partners his HIV status by HIPAA?


No. HIPAA places no limits on who you may share your medical records with - only on those with who your doctors (et al) can share.

The HIV laws you refer to, place a positive obligation on you to share the information.

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