By ARTHUR CHI'EN
4:40 PM EDT, October 3, 2012
NEW YORK (PIX11)
A 31 year-old woman is suing her doctor for telling her she tested positive for the deadly HIV virus - because she didn't want to know.
A lawsuit filed against Dr. Pavel Yutsis claims he violated state law because he tested her without consent and delivered the results.
Oddly the woman suing likely benefits from the revelation from Dr. Yutsis, given treatment advancements since then state law was passed.
The female patient, who is single, started going to Lifex Medical Care in Sheepshead Bay following gastric bypass surgery last year. Showing low levels of B12, she claims Dr. Yutsis suggested she take an HIV test, but that she declined.