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Illinois: Bill Seeks HIV Test in School Physicals

January 23, 2007

Under a bill introduced by state Rep. Mary Flowers (D-Chicago), HIV testing would be offered during school physicals, when Illinois students receive immunizations and TB testing. Parents would be free to decline their permission for HIV testing. "[HIV/AIDS] is no longer a death sentence," Flowers said. "You can live with it and not die from it, but lack of knowledge will cause you to die from it." Flowers last year sponsored a bill to require HIV testing of newborns if their mother's serostatus is unknown; that bill is now Illinois law.

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Adapted from:
Chicago Tribune
1.23.2007


  
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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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