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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 public health.

To read the Indiana Public Media article, click here.

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