Counseling and testing — AIDS and HIV — Definitions.
Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter.
(1) "Pretest counseling" means counseling aimed at helping the individual understand ways to reduce the risk of HIV infection, the nature and purpose of the tests, the significance of the results, and the potential dangers of the disease, and to assess the individual's ability to cope with the results.
(2) "Posttest counseling" means further counseling following testing usually directed toward increasing the individual's understanding of the human immunodeficiency virus infection, changing the individual's behavior, and, if necessary, encouraging the individual to notify persons with whom there has been contact capable of spreading HIV.
(3) "AIDS counseling" means counseling directed toward increasing the individual's understanding of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and changing the individual's behavior.
(4) "HIV testing" means a test indicative of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus as specified by the board of health by rule.
[1988 c 206 § 701.]