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Bill aimed to make HIV testing easier passes Senate committee

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A bill that would make it much easier for doctors to test patients for the HIV virus made its way through a Florida Senate committee on Wednesday. The measure (SB 512) is sponsored by Orlando Democrat Geraldine Thompson. She said it would eliminate paperwork that “burdens doctors” when they test in a health screening, such as for glucose or diabetes. The patient would have the prerogative to opt out if they did not want to be tested. The Florida Hospital…

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Needle exchange program for Miami-Dade County advances in Florida Senate

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Legislation that would authorize the University of Miami and its affiliates to establish a single sterile needle and syringe exchange pilot program in Miami-Dade County as a means to prevent the transmission of blood-borne diseases passed unanimously in a Senate committee this morning. The bill (SB 1040)  is being advanced by Palm Gardens Democrat Oscar Braynon, It’s been a goal for legislators and medical professionals in Miami for several years now. “The evidence that needle exchanges prevents HIV and hepatitis is as…

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