California: Bill Would Allow Faster HIV Testing for Infants
May 7, 2013
A bill (AB506) that passed the California State Assembly on May 6 in a 77-0 vote would allow social workers to request or give consent for HIV testing for children who are under court guardianship and are younger than one year old. Presently, social workers must gain court permission to get HIV tests administered, which can take months and delays medical treatment. AB506 now must go before the California Senate.
05.06.2013; Laura Olson, Associated Press
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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