Woman Sues Doctor For Informing Her Of Positive HIV Diagnosis
A NY woman is slamming her doctor with a lawsuit after the doctor tested her for HIV against her wishes and later revealed that the test was positive.
via Fox News
The 31-year-old woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, says her doctor, Dr. Pavel Yutsis at Lifex Medical Care in New York, violated state law by testing her for HIV – the virus that causes AIDS – without her consent.
“I was tricked. I never signed any paper,” the woman told DNAinfo.com. “It was a slap in the face.”
The woman visited Yutsis in 2011 to treat a vitamin B12 deficiency following gastric-bypass surgery. After multiple treatments, she continued to have low levels of B12 as well as a shortage of white blood cells. Yutsis recommended an HIV test – but she refused.
On September 9 of 2011, during another doctor’s visit, an assistant of Yutsis told the woman they needed to draw more blood for testing. The woman assumed it was to check the results of her latest treatment and said that she was unaware it would be tested for HIV instead.
Two weeks later, Yutis told the woman she tested positive for the virus.
Getting tested and knowing your status is one of the most important things you can ever do, so we’re not sure what this chick’s deal is.
Do you think the doctor was wrong for testing her anyway?
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