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Changes Coming to Massachusetts Law on HIV Testing

July 24, 2012

Supporters hope a new state law that takes effect Thursday will lead to more HIV testing in Massachusetts. The state was one of only two that required patients to provide written consent for the test; under the new policy, doctors need obtain only verbal consent. Written consent is still required before physicians can share a patient's HIV test results with other health care providers.

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Adapted from:
Associated Press
07.21.2012


  
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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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