Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 15th, 1999
Connecticut state health officials testified against a bill before the Public Health Committee that would require doctors to test expectant mothers and newborns for HIV.
Acting Health Commissioner Norma Gyle said testing should be voluntary, not mandatory, for fear the tests would scare women away from prenatal care and would invade their privacy. Doctors instead should be required to advise expectant mothers to be tested, along with standard prenatal tests for syphilis, hepatitis, and other...
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