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Viewpoints: Iowa -- Focus Turns to Two Health Issues

March 5, 2012

"Stigma against HIV-positive Iowans and access to insurance are issues that are exacerbated by current Iowa law, but one new bill and an amendment I am sponsoring provide much needed change. ... This bill proposed changes to modernize and update Iowa's current HIV criminal transmission laws that do not reflect current medical knowledge or treatment. This bill would help HIV-positive individuals and encourage openness and support for victims by decreasing criminal penalties for transmission of the disease." (Des Moines Register, Iowa state Sen. Matt McCoy, 3/3)

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This article was reprinted from with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

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