Pennsylvania: New Law Regarding HIV Testing Is No Problem for Delaware County Group
July 14, 2011
A new state law that eliminates pretest HIV counseling and replaces signed informed consent with a voluntary "opt-out" provision will not affect how one Delaware County organization does AIDS outreach.
Community Health & Education Outreach will continue to counsel clients as a way to further awareness. "It's not mandatory anymore, but that doesn't mean we're not going to do it," said Dennis Murphy, president of CHEO's board of directors and former executive director of the now-defunct Delaware County AIDS Network. "We will continue to counsel about how to prevent it and how you get it."
Delaware County Daily Times
07.11.2011; Patti Mengers
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