Confidential HIV related information is any information indicated that a person has an HIV related test, or has HIV infection, HIV related illness or AIDS, or any information which could indicate that a person has been potentially exposed to HIV.
Since May 1st, 1995, all newborn infants in New York State have been treated for HIV prior to their hospital discharge. Under NYS Law, except for certain people, confidential HIV related information only can be given to persons you allow to have it by signing a release. You can ask for a list of people who can be given confidential HIV related information without a release form.
If you sign this form, HIV related information can be given to the people listed on the form. You do not have to sign the form and you can change your mind at any time.
If you experience discrimination because of the release of HIV/ related information, you may contact the NYS Division of Human Rights at (718) 741-8400 or NYC Commission of Human Rights at (212) 306-7450.