Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Dr Nakashima
and colleagues1 discuss important issues regarding the
impact of name-based HIV reporting on counseling and testing behavior.
As the national debate regarding name-based HIV reporting vs the use of
a nonname identifier continues, it is important to present data on the
impact of name-based HIV reporting on additional aspects of HIV testing
behavior. We provide information on name-based HIV reporting and people
leaving a geographic area for counseling and testing in nearby
jurisdictions without name-based reporting.
Paul SM, Cross H, Costa S. HIV Testing After Implementation of Name-Based Reporting. JAMA. 1999;281(15):1377-1380. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-15-jbk0421