Newborn babies threatened with HIV testing

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 11 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1185

All newborn babies in the US will be tested for HIV under a law that is likely to pass through Congress. Leaders of the House of Representatives and the Senate last week struck a deal that would set targets for cutting the rates of HIV infection; if those targets are not met doctors will be required to test virtually all newborn …

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