Perinatal HIV Testing Laws
Based on the CDC HIV testing recommendations of 2006, CDC analyzed three components of perinatal HIV testing laws. Specifically, whether the law requires HIV testing:
- Of pregnant women in their third trimester
- During labor and delivery when HIV status was undocumented
- Of the newborn if the mother’s HIV status remains unknown.
Salvant Valentine, S; Poulin , A. Consistency of State Statutes and Regulations With Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2006 Perinatal HIV Testing Recommendationsexternal icon. Public Health Reports 2018, Vol. 133(5) 601-605.
The information presented here does not constitute legal advice and does not represent the legal views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services, nor is it a comprehensive analysis of all legal provisions relevant to HIV. This information is subject to change and does not contain measures implemented by counties, cities, or other localities. Use of any provision herein should be contemplated only in conjunction with advice from legal counsel.