Why is the DIS asking for my birthday?

DIS are required to verify the identity of the person they are speaking with before disclosing any private health information. DIS verify identity by confirming your birthday. Your personal health information is protected by the medical privacy law, HIPAA, so DIS will never reveal your private health information to anyone but you.

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1. What are Partner Services?
2. How do I know this is not a scam?
3. Why is the DIS asking for my birthday?
4. Will the DIS tell my partners that I provided their information?
5. Can I tell my partners myself?
6. If I have been treated, why do I (or a DIS) need to tell my partners they may have been exposed?
7. Why are my partners any of the health department’s business?
8. A DIS told me I may have been exposed to an STI—why can’t I know who named me?