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Vermont House Approves Bill Informing Medical Personnel of Patient HIV/Hep Status

March 4, 2008

The state House on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would allow medical personnel and first responders who come in contact with patients’ blood or other bodily fluids to be informed if the patient had hepatitis or HIV. However, the bill would apply only to patients who volunteered to be tested or who were deceased. Privacy advocates, especially in the gay community, had lobbied for limits to the amount of information that could be given in such situations.

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Adapted from:
Associated Press
2.29.2008; Dave Gram


  
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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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