April 16, 2012
Indiana Law Allows HIV Tests by Providers Without Consent
An Indiana law gives providers the right to test people for
HIV without their consent, Indiana Public Media reports. Signed into law last
month, it allows providers to test people they suspect may have HIV without
informing them. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates
one in five individuals living with HIV don’t know their status and are
unknowingly exposing others to the virus. Advocates say testing without consent
is an invasion of privacy, but Indiana lawmakers say the law is necessary for
To read the Indiana Public Media article, click here.
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