July 25, 2013
Apache Tribe Passes Resolution Supporting HIV Confidentiality
The San Carlos Apache Tribe has passed a resolution in support of its Public Health and Safety Code, Indian Country Today reports. Activists say the resolution protects the confidentiality of public health information and patient privacy, especially for people with HIV/AIDS. As a result, HIV testing remains optional. According to Isadore Boni, a tribe member and HIV/AIDS activist, mandatory HIV testing was under consideration.
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