15.001 HIV and Syphilis Contact Tracing


HIV and Syphilis Contact Tracing: The Texas Medical Association approves requiring that all persons with syphilis, HIV infection, and AIDS be reported to the local health authority or the Texas Department of State Health Services by name, city, age, sex, race, treating physician, disease, type of diagnosis, and date of onset. Further, TMA approves seeking legislative action to authorize contact tracing by DSHS for all persons diagnosed with syphilis, HIV infection or AIDS, with adequate funding for such tracing (Res. 27B, p 179, A-90; reaffirmed CM-ID Rep. 2-I-00; reaffirmed CM-ID Rep. 3-A-10; amended CM-ID Rep. 1-A-13).

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October 11, 2016