Information For Providers



Monroe County Medical Society Community-Wide Guidelines


Arboviral - Tick-borne Illness



HIV Testing Law in NYS

Effective Sept 2010 significant changes were made to the HIV testing law in New York State. Click below for more information.


STD/HIV Disease Control Program

STD/HIV Control Program
111 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585 753-5391 STD Services

  • Sexually transmitted disease surveillance
  • Education and follow up for persons recently diagnosed with gonorrhea, chlamydia or syphilis
  • Confidential partner services for select diagnoses
  • Free and confidential testing and treatment for STD

Partner Notification Assistance Program (PNAP)

The Partner Notification Assistance Program provides consultation to physicians and other health and human service professionals and assistance for patients. Services For providers:

  • Discussion of partner notification options
  • Assisting a patient in developing a partner notification plan
  • Referral of patients for PNAP services
  • Outreach for patients who are lost to follow-up care

For patients:

  • Patient counseling and referral services
  • Notification of partners without revealing the patient’s name
  • Counseling on how to talk with partners about being exposed to HIV
  • Meeting with patient and partner to assist in the notification

In Monroe County, call 585 753-5375.

Anonymous Testing for HIV

HIV is a virus that can cause AIDS. The HIV antibody test can tell if you have been infected by the virus. The anonymous HIV counseling and testing program provides counseling to discuss your concerns about HIV infection and AIDS. Counselors can help you identify ways to reduce your risk. Free anonymous HIV antibody testing with appropriate referrals is available through the New York State Health Department in Rochester. No names are used. For more information:
Phone: 585 423-8081
Toll-Free: 1-800-962-5063
TDD: 585 423-8120

West Nile Virus

West Nile virus (WNV) is an illness transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. The illness is most serious for older people; healthy children and younger adults are at very low-risk for serious WNV infection.

More Information on West Nile Virus

Cover Your Cough

To help prevent transmission of respiratory infections within medical practices and in the community, we are promoting the concept of “Cover Your Cough.” The attached materials describe various practices—including frequent hand washing—that will reduce the spread of various illnesses like flu and the common cold.

We encourage you to share this information with your patients and staff.

Cover Your Cough Promotional Materials

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