What happens when someone test positive for HIV? What is the process? The positive lab is reported to the Health Department by the doctor who ordered the test and/or the lab who performed the test. Once the Health Department is aware of the lab, they then contact the individual who tested positive. The Health Department will sit and explain the process of HIV with the patient and discuss the test. At that point it changes from state to state what happens after that.
Some states ask for all of the sex partners of the patient. Every state sets the patient up with an infection specialist or internal medicine doctor. There are some states that make you sign forms that say you will not have sex any more. The repercussions of having sex could be up to 5 years in prison. Yes, prison, not jail. Why is this?
But what many with HIV don’t know is that their name is forever saved and updated in a collection of databases that are used to keep up with and link those infected with HIV. For what reason do these databases need to be updated? The answer: To keep a record of the most recent test results of each infected individual. To see where the patient is getting services from and if the patient is getting services from more than one grant funded organization.
Go to Google or Bing and look up “STDMIS” or “Careware”. These are just two of the systems. Look and see what you find out. I do not choose to give you all of the information that I know right now. However, just knowing that there are systems like this should make you think long and hard about who you have sex with.
But where does all of this money come from for these grants? The US government spends $84 Billion a year for HIV meds, grants, jobs, programs, surveillance, education, etc… Eighty-four billion. $84,000,000,000.
Coming summer 2014:
The Story Within: A Scrapbook of the Eradication if HIV/AIDS in the US
It seems that many are upset that I am writing a book showing what the end result is going to be in the US with the HIV epidemic. The medical community knows there is an epidemic. Those infected knows that there is an epidemic. The media does not talk about HIV anymore so no one outside of the above mentioned really cares.
On July 15, 2013, an Executive Order was signed that stated all citizens of the United States must get an HIV test. How many people knew about that. If you didn’t know and don’t get tested, then what are the consequences? Can you claim ignorance? While the US was caught up in a case about the Zimmerman case, the White House snuck this by the American people.
Question: Why does the government want every American tested? What is going to happen once all of the people are tested? What is going to happen to the people? Well, that’s where my book comes in. The cost of insurance is already going up with the start of the Affordable Care Act. Now once all Americans are tested and many new HIV cases are found, who is going to cover their meds, which average over $1200 a month.
If you have been keeping up with my post you will see that the name of my book had changed a few tomes. The main title is The Story Within. The subtitle at this point is A Scrapbook of the Eradication of HIV/AIDS in the US. The projected release date is June 27, 2014, which is also National HIV Testing Day.
With the Affordable Care Act and the rising cost of insurance, and….. those with HIV/AIDS getting full health care now, what is there in store? Well, one out of 4 individuals with HIV/AIDS have/had health insurance. The cost of them going to the emergency room was already being handed over the rest of those using the ER and other services in the hospital. It was estimated that hospitals as a whole were loosing $24 million a year from unpaid ER bills from HIV patients. So what now? It is great and wonderful that HIV patients can now get healthcare without having to wait a grace period before being covered.
But the cost of health care I feel is going to be outrageous for those with HIV. not saying that all people with HIV are poor, but most are barely making ends meet. If only one in four had insurance before, how in the world are they going to afford health care through an Affordable Care Act that has driven up the cost of health care? If the medicine alone is $1300 a month on average and the health care in running $400 or more a month and they still have to eat, live, pay bills, etc… One would think that the insurance would pay for the medicine, but there is a laundry list of medicines that health insurers refuse to pay for. And would you like to guess which medicines are on that list: yep, many HIV meds. There is ADAP, which is an HIV/AIDS medicine program, but it’s up in the air what’s going to happen with that program once the ACA is in full effect.
Now what? That’s the big question that is being asked in the HIV/AIDS community.
Coming 2014, my new book
The Story Within: A Scrapbook of the Extreme Eradication of HIV/AIDS in the US
What if Obamacare doesn’t work as well as Washington DC thinks it will work? What if people really see that letting everyone with HIV/AIDS have full coverage with no limit is a bad idea? What if there has to be a drastic step to get rid of HIV in the US? What if the steps are in place now to start eradiating HIV/AIDS in the US? These are just question.
However, there was an Executive Decision passed over the summer that required all US citizens get tested for HIV. Why is that? For the safety of the country or to weed out all of those who are infected? There will come a time when all HIV positive patients will have to register like sex offenders. Just wait and see. Why does the US need to know everyone who has a certain disease?
My new book is coming out Summer 2014 – The Story Within: The Extreme Eradication of HIV/AIDS in the US
Good help is hard to find. My book is coming together quite well. I have two people working on two different covers for me. The plan is to release the book with 2 separate covers. The person/company who I hired first has known since May about the idea of what I wanted for the cover. Since then, said person/company has missed 3 deadlines to show me drafts, rough drafts at that.
The second person/freelancer has known for about 6 weeks. This person/freelancer has messaged me at least once a week about the artwork they have been hired to do. They are working hard and keeping deadlines.
Back to the first person/company. Why did I hire them? They are trying to start a graphic arts business. They are a friend of a friend. Their family have had a few bumps in the road and it’s said person’s fault. But me being me, I wanted to help. But instead of just handing over a few crisp new Benjamin’s, I figured I could get some cover art work and all would be fine. Well, no that didn’t work out. Said person pawned the laptop that my “cover” was on. After getting the laptop back, started playing video games on the laptop and who knows what else. The laptop later crashed. O was told that he needed to get the software from his cousin and put the software on his wife’s computer to get my “cover” and then finish the work. That was 2 weeks ago. He then went to the library to work on the artwork.
I plan on firing said person/company. If you are going to start a business, please do not do it (in the word of football coaches) half-ass. If you get fired from your first real paying gig, what are you going to do when future gigs come your way. This is sad. If you have an at-home business, work the business. If you have a computer/laptop/tablet for your business, only use it for business. Don’t even play solitaire on it. Work and work only. Now, I have to find someone who can make me a second cover because I was trying to be goodhearted and help a startup company that doesn’t even have a name. I plan on selling many copies of my upcoming book, and this would have been great advertising for said person/company.
Check out my upcoming book:
The Story Within: The Scrapbook of the Eradication of HIV/AIDS in the US
The Story Within: The Extreme Eradication of HIV/AIDS in the US
The editor hasn’t decided which subtitle we are using.
email – CameronDeFaux@gmail.com
I wonder how many people would have safer sex if they knew that every time they caught an STD their name went into a state and federal database forever. Yes, forever a person’s name stays in a secured database labeled with codes that only a handful of people in each state can decipher. What if the people with HIV knew that there was database for them as well?
What if the databases got hacked?
Coming summer 2014:
The Story Within: The Extreme Eradication of HIV/AIDS in the US
Starting in 2014 people with HIV/AIDS who were once denied medical/health insurance will be able to get insurance with no waiting period and cannot be turned down for a pre-existing condition. So, let’s look at the money. If the cost of HIV medicine is $1300 a month on average, and the patient has 2 to 4 appointments a year, what is that going to cost the insurance company? Now you multiply that by the over one million infected people in the USA without health insurance. Yes, it’s great that individuals who previously could not get insurance now can get insurance. But at what cost, literally, will that hurt those who use that same insurance company that will offset those cost to those who never get sick, but must get insurance?
This blank check is going to hurt. There will not be a cap on yearly coverage. There will not be a cap on lifetime coverage. I’m not into the stock market, but if I were, I would not buy stock in any insurance company stock anytime soon. I would however buy stock in the company that makes the HIV meds.
What will happen when the insurance companies realize insuring HIV/AIDS patients is going to cause the blank check to bounce?
The Story Within – The Extreme Eradication of HIV/AIDS in the US, my new book coming Summer 2014