Am I required to call the Hotline if I have a patient with a preliminary positive rapid HIV test in labor and delivery?

In order to meet state requirements as mandated in the Perinatal HIV Prevention Act, all positive rapid HIV tests on pregnant women in labor and delivery units as well as those performed on newborns must be reported to the Hotline within 12 hours but no later than 24 hours of the test result. Timely reporting allows the Hotline to assist you with medical consultation to help prevent transmission of HIV and to provide linkage to case management to ensure follow-up care.