Published in Women's Health Weekly, February 17th, 1997
"Certainly this is a very charged issue and an extraordinary undertaking, politically and as a public health program," Dr. Barbara DeBuono, the state health commissioner, told The New York Times in February 10, 1997 editions. "It is being watched very closely by other states and by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to see if it has any significant impact."
The state already conducts anonymous HIV tests on infants for statistical purposes, but on February 1, 1997, hospitals agreed to mandatory disclosure of the results, the Times...
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