Published in AIDS Weekly, April 28th, 1997
Existing law forbids physicians whose patients have HIV from notifying the patients' sex and intravenous drug partners about the risk, unless the patient has died. Legislation introduced this April would allow physicians to alert partners of patients who test positive for HIV.
Under a compromise version, physicians would notify the Wisconsin Division of Health, which then would notify the partners without disclosing the names of the patients. Doug Nelson,...
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