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Indiana Senate Approves Expanded HIV Testing

January 20, 2012

The state Senate on Thursday gave unanimous approval to a bill intended to expand early HIV testing. Current law requires patients who want the test to ask for it; the new measure would require those who do not want an HIV test to opt out when getting their blood tested. Earlier HIV diagnosis will save lives and money, said Sen. Vaneta Becker (R-Evansville). The proposal now advances to the House.

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Associated Press
01.20.2012


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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