Associated Press - January 20, 2012
Indianapolis - Indiana senators are trying to expand early HIV
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.