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South Carolina Lawmakers Give Approval to Remove Requirement to Reveal HIV-Positive Students

March 11, 2011

House legislators voted 83-18 on Thursday to eliminate a requirement that the state Department of Health and Environmental Control notify school officials when a student has tested positive for HIV. The law dates from the early 1980s, when little was known about the virus and its spread. South Carolina is one of only four states to have such a law. Following a procedural vote, the bill will advance to the Senate.

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