HIV Testing And Data Sharing

HIV Testing And Data Sharing

THE STATE OF OUR STATE IN HIV TESTING & DATA SHARING

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2014–2015 budget included measures aimed at expanding New York’s HIV testing law and modifying data sharing capabilities. These amendments were made to make it easier to identify HIV-positive New Yorkers unaware of their status and link those out of care back into care.

Written informed consent was eliminated from our HIV testing law, except in correctional facilities statewide. Previously New York was one of only two states that requiring written informed consent.

The surveillance data law was also updated to allow data collected by the Department of Health (DOH) to be shared between authorized DOH staff and medical providers to promote linkage and retention in care.

Our Mission

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.

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