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.
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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