Alabama Code Title 22. Health, Mental Health, and Environmental Control § 22-11A-53

An individual tested shall be notified of a positive test result by the physician ordering the test, his designee, a physician designated by the applicant or by the Department of Public Health.  Such notification shall include:

(1) Face-to-face post-test counseling on the meaning of the test results, the possible need for additional testing, and the need to eliminate behavior which may spread the disease to others;

(2) Information as to the availability of appropriate health care services, including mental health care, and appropriate social and support services;  and

(3) Explanation of the benefits of locating, testing and counseling any individual to whom the infected individual may have exposed the HIV virus and a full description of the services of public health with respect to locating and counseling all such individuals.


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