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Contact Tracing of Cases of AIDS, HIV Related Illness or HIV Infection – N.Y. Pub. Health Law § 2133

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Municipal health commissioners, district health officers, or their agents, must conduct “contract tracing,” according to the process established in § 2137, if necessary to protect the public health. Contract tracing entails notifying an individual that may have had contact with a person confirmed to have HIV of (1) “the nature of HIV;” (2) the means of HIV transmission, including prenatal and perinatal transmission, if relevant; (3) the means of limiting transmission; and (4) community  resources for HIV testing, treatment, and counseling. 


The identity of an HIV positive individual and their other potential contacts may not be disclosed while making a contract tracing notification. 


Contact tracing notifications must occur in person unless it is not “reasonably” possible. 

Current as of June 2015