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BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 27 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1924

Compulsory HIV reporting begins in New York: A new law passed by the State Assembly requires doctors to report cases of HIV infection and AIDS to public health authorities. Doctors must also notify sexual and needle sharing contacts of the infected person of their possible exposure to the virus. Although many believed that HIV should be a notifiable disease from …

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