HIV Testing

New York State Public Health Law (PHL) related to HIV testing has evolved over the years to keep pace with changes in the epidemic and clinical practice. Key provisions were enacted in 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and comprehensive updated HIV/AIDS Testing, Reporting and Confidentiality of HIV-Related Information regulations were finalized and published in the New York State Register on May 17, 2017.

The following changes were adopted and posted in the New York State Register on March 22, 2023 :

  1. Reducing the timeframe for reporting of new HIV diagnoses from 14 days to 7 days;
  2. Requiring the reporting of every case of acute HIV within 24 hours of diagnosis;
  3. Requiring the reporting of the results of HIV testing done for purposes of insurance underwriting decisions by the clinician under whose medical license the HIV-testing was ordered.

The links below represent the current regulatory landscape for HIV testing, reporting, linkage to care and confidentiality of HIV information in New York State.

Public Health Law 2017 Amendments

HIV Testing Algorithm


  • HIV Provider Directory
  • Designated AIDS Center Clinic Contact List (PDF)
  • Out of State Providers
    • The American Academy of HIV Medicine Directory of HIV/AIDS Specialists
      • The AAHIVM, in collaboration with CDC, has developed a new online Referral Link directory listing of individual clinicians who specialize in HIV/AIDS care. The goal is to give general practitioners a handy tool to deliver care to any of their patients who test HIV positive, be it a consult with a nearby HIV/AIDS specialist or a referral to speciality care if needed. Through Referral Link, a general practitioner can provide a quality referral by matching an HIV care provider to their newly-diagnosed patient's specific situation, taking into account the patient's location, financial situation, and medical needs. AAHIVM's Referral Link lists all Academy Members, credentialed providers, and other HIV practitioners. Qualified HIV practitioners are encouraged to add their profile to the Referral Link database, which is free and does not require membership in the Academy.
    • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) offers a directory of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Medical Care providers.
      • The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program can help people living with HIV/AIDS access the medical care they need but can't afford.
        1. Ryan White care includes medical care by doctors and clinics that know how to treat HIV/AIDS.
        2. Ryan White-funded medical care providers can refer you to dental care and other services like transportation as well as provide access to HIV medications.
        3. Ryan White provides HIV care to those without insurance. It may be able to fill gaps in care not covered by your insurance or other programs like Medicaid and Medicare. What you pay depends on whether you have your own health insurance and how much income and resources you have.

Guidelines and Training for Providers

Rapid HIV Testing

Perinatal HIV Prevention & Newborn Screening