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Ind. Senate approves expanded HIV testing


Associated Press - January 20, 2012

Indianapolis - Indiana senators are trying to expand early HIV testing.

The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to approve new rules for conducting tests for the virus that causes AIDS. The proposal would require patients who don't want AN HIV test to opt out when getting their blood tested by a doctor. Patients currently have to request the HIV test.

Republican Sen. Vaneta Becker of Evansville says the program should save Hoosiers' lives and money through early diagnosis.

It now moves to the House for consideration.


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Information in this article was accurate in January 20, 2012. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.