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CBH

Thank you to Glenn Townes who in my opinion did an tremendous job on this article. As a SBM, who is HIV+ and have completed adoption home study process. I personally felt that the agency had failed me since they have not gone through with my child placement. The information provided in this article have been very informative and have given me a greater insight on my rights. Ricky & Keon, I wish you guys the very best as father and son. God bless you both!

February 25, 2010 Houston

A.T.H.

This is a wonderful and inspirational story! Like Ricky, I decided that I would be open to the idea of having children in the future after I was diagnosed with HIV at the age of 23. I am also a government employee. I wish Ricky and Keon the very best! This story given me a lot of hope.

January 23, 2010 Seattle, WA

MR

HIPAA rules also applies to divulging private medical information to other entities-including attorneys.

January 17, 2010 Rockville,MD

JS

Don't understand the request to waive his HIPAA rights... The Privacy Rule only applied to HIPAA covered entities-- Insurance companies, health providers etc.

January 16, 2010 New York

Kevin Irvine

I am also HIV+ and my wife & I adopted our now 4 y.o. daughter through a private agency in 2006. We had to educate them a bit & provide notes from my doctors (I also have Hemophilia & hepatitis C) but they treated us fairly. I think being upfront is important so no one thinks you are trying to be deceptive and have something to hide. The important thing is whether or not you are able to parent a child. Thanks for covering this topic!

January 12, 2010 Chicago

DeQu

Thank you for this article. Being HIV+, I had ruled out the possibility of adoption since I thought it would be used against me. You have now given me hope.

January 8, 2010

J issues. ROUSE

The article was well written and extremely informative. I am so pleased that my friend was featured in it. It will help others to understand their rights when they have like adoption issues. It is such a shame that public officials have horrible prejudices.

January 6, 2010 Upper Marlboro

Montell

This is an inspirational story. It's clear that despite living with HIV,a person can still be excellent parent. Mr. Stith is a primary example of this fact! Great story!!!

January 6, 2010 New York City

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