Todd A. Heywood reports:
A bill proposed last month in the state House could remove a mandate that requires persons seeking a test for HIV to sign a consent form to receive the test. Those in favor of the legislation say it will remove a barrier many health care providers find cumbersome and allow them to detect and treat the infection early. But HIV advocates say the move will violate privacy rights and could open the door for insurance companies to deny coverage to HIV-positive patients.
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