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Florida: The Day in Tallahassee

March 19, 2002

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If prison officials don't know whether or not an inmate is HIV-positive, the inmate will have to be tested before being released under a bill passed by the Florida House 97-9. If the person tests positive, the Department of Corrections would then have to notify the Health Department in the county where the former inmate intends to live. Corrections officials will also have to provide education materials on the prevention of the spread of HIV to the inmate and referrals to local health officials. The bill (HB 1289) also requires that prison officials give the inmate a 30-day supply of any HIV/AIDS-related medications that they were taking in prison. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Miami) now goes to the Senate.


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Associated Press
03.19.02

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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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