N.Y. Public Health Law Section 2133
Contact tracing of cases of AIDS, HIV related illness or HIV infection


Every municipal health commissioner or the department’s district health officer, upon determination that such reported case or, any other known case of HIV infection merits contact tracing in order to protect the public health, shall personally or through their qualified representatives notify the known contacts of the protected individual. Such contact tracing shall be done consistent with protocols developed pursuant to § 2137 (Domestic violence recognition)section twenty-one hundred thirty-seven of this title.


Such contact shall also be informed of (a) the nature of HIV, (b) the known routes of transmission of the virus, (c) as circumstances may require, the risks of prenatal and perinatal transmission, (d) actions he or she can take to limit further transmission of the virus, (e) other facilities or community based organizations which are accessible to the person that provide counseling, medical care and treatment, further information or other appropriate services for persons infected with HIV.


In notifying any contact identified in the course of any investigation conducted pursuant to this section, the physician or public health officer shall not disclose the identity of the protected individual or the identify of any other contact.


A physician or public health officer making a notification to a contact pursuant to this section shall make such notification in person except where circumstances reasonably prevent doing so.

Source: Section 2133 — Contact tracing of cases of AIDS, HIV related illness or HIV infection, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/2133 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

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