Yes, by state law we are required to report positive results to the local health department. This is done via a secure report. If you test positive for HIV or another STD, your results are reported to the state health department where you took your test, using name-based reporting. This means your name and results will be reported to the state and local health department, but only state public health personnel have access to this information to track rates of HIV in the state. The state health department then removes all personal information and reports only the results to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Your personal information will not be shared with anyone else, including insurance companies.