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Hiv Partner Notification Laws

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Lambda Legal

Comments on the Department of Health's Revised, Proposed Regulations Implementing the 1998 HIV Reporting and Partner Notification Law (Amending Articles 21 and 27 of the Public Health Law)

January 14, 2000 Commissioner Antonia C. Novello, M.D., M.P.H. c/o Mr. William R. Johnson New York State Department of Health Office of Regulatory Reform Room 2415 ESP Tower Building Albany, New York 12237-7488 By Facsimile and E-Mail Dear... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

HIV Reporting and Partner Notification -- What You Need to Know About the Law

What is HIV reporting? What is partner notification? Why is HIV reporting and partner notification important? Is it still a good idea to get an HIV test? Who should get tested? How can I get an HIV test? When a doctor tells the Health... Read more »
Women Alive

HIV Partner Notification

Almost 17,000 cases of HIV infection were identified throughout New York state during the last seven months of 2000, according to a report released Friday as required by a recent law. Of the 16,866 cases reported, the State Health Department said... Read more »
Ask the Experts

What States require partner notification?

While the practice of safe sex is of course important for everyone, I know that some states, such as Ohio, require HIV+ people to notify potential partners before having sex. What states have such laws? Can you offer any insight about these laws;...
Lynne Gabriel

Response from Lynne Gabriel

WorkPositive, Inc.
Your question is a good one and requires much more information than the workplace forum can provide. The laws vary state-by-state. I suggest contacting an AIDS service organization in your area for the laws in your state.Lynne Gabriel... Read more »

after the result, who finds out? (Reporting/Partner Notification)

I have heard that if a person tests positive they have to tell the doctors who they have had intercourse with and the doctor puts their name on a national list so that every doctor knows. Is this true?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.The answer to this question depends on what state and country you live in. I will base my answer strictly for the United States, since I am not familiar with reporting laws in other countries.In all US states and... Read more »

partner notification

When a person tests posative for hiv is there a system for partner notification without telling them in person such as anonymous partner notification?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
yes, some localities have contact notification systems. The specifics would really depend on the particular government and location. BY... Read more »

Partner notification and domestic violence issues

I recently tested positive for hiv at a local clinic . The clinic called a partner identification program and they asked me to list my former partners . I left out my last partner because he has a history of violence and if the Board of Health is...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. My answer will be limited to what is done in the United States, since procedures may differ in other countries. When a person tests positive for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), it is important that... Read more »
Connect With Others

Contact notification

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Newly diagnosed and want to notify 3 contacts anonymously. I live in upstate NY and was told I would have to give my name to my county health dept to take advantage of CNAP, but it's a small county, I know people who work there and I'm sure word... Read more »

Disclosure by Law

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone cite for me a specific law that requires sexual partners to disclose their HIV status in the event that they have engaged in unprotected sex? In Florida, it is required by law to disclose BEFORE the act, but would like to find out the... Read more »

My brother in law has full blown AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
My brother in law was diagnosed with HIV about 10 years ago. He is gay. His partner died about 6 years ago. He now has full blown AIDS. He is having seizures, walks with a cane, and has a constant runny nose. He is only 40 years old. My in laws... Read more »

Massachusetts laws

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have a very good friend who is hiv positive and in a relationship and not disclosing. It is truly because he is afraid, know. Anyway, I told him he could get in trouble for not telling her. He said he is doing nothing wrong, he always uses... Read more »