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Georgia: Bill Requires Doctors to Offer Test for HIV

March 20, 2007

The state House has voted 140-14 in favor of House Bill 429, which would require Georgia doctors to offer HIV testing to pregnant women and to link those infected to counseling and care. Women could refuse the test; their refusal would be noted in their records. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Sharon Cooper (R-Marietta), now moves to the Senate.

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Adapted from:
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
3.20.2007


  
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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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