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    An_252569 posted:
    I called a health center to schedule an appointment for hepatitis testing since my job I had for three years as a camp counselor puts me at risk at being around blood a lot. Now I'm worried since I have them my name the schedulers will talk about me and even people I want testing for hepatitis. I have to call back since I can't make the soonest appointment. Am I acting irrational? I can sue if they did talk about this to others? I don't want people thinking I have the virus if I don't even know and I'm just worried because my job with the kids puts me at risk.
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    rohvannyn responded:
    HIPAA (Health Privacy laws) states that they can't talk about you or any tests you have ordered, or basically any personally identifiable medical information about you. So it would be illegal for them to even tell anyone else you had a hepatitis test. I hope this eases your mind.

    I think it's great that you are getting the test. It's a common thing for people in child care and caregiving fields to do, just to keep themselves state. It's even required for certain jobs.
     
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    rohvannyn responded:
    Sorry, that was supposed to read "keep themselves safe."


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