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"Name-based Reporting" of Those Who Test Positive for HIV to Begin January 1 in Illinois

Friday - Dec 30, 2005

Patient Confidentiality Protected by Law; Anonymous Testing Will Still Be Available at Public Health

Beginning January 1, the state of Illinois will require hospitals, health departments and other agencies to change the way they report HIV positive test results to the state. Until now, health care personnel have reported HIV positive test results to the state without including the names of the individuals who test positive, but the state is now making the change to name-based reporting.

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