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South Carolina: Panel Votes to End School Notification About HIV/AIDS

February 14, 2011

A state Senate subcommittee has approved a measure that would remove a longstanding requirement that South Carolina health officials notify a school when a student tests HIV-positive. A similar bill passed the Legislature in 2008 but Gov. Mark Sanford vetoed it. Sponsored by state Sen. Brad Hutto (D-Orangeburg), the new measure must still be considered by the full Senate and House. The current disclosure requirement prevents students from testing for HIV and is an outdated remnant of the 1980s, said Hutto. "A lot of states used to have this [requirement] on the books," he said. "We may be the only one who still has it."

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Adapted from:
The State (Columbia, S.C.)
02.11.2011; Gina Smith

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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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