AIDS Healthcare Base commends the passing of HIV testing bill AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

The bill removes barriers currently impeding California’s ability to conform to latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggestions to apply routine HIV screening of the overall population from ages 13 to 64. ‘We commend the Assembly Wellness Committee for recognizing the urgent public health must ensure that HIV screening becomes truly routine,’ stated Whitney Engeran III, Director of Avoidance and Testing for Helps Healthcare Base, co-sponsor of the bill. ‘Too many folks are still learning of their HIV position when they present themselves to a healthcare provider due to a sickness, often too late to totally benefit from treatment. Consistent with recent CDC recommendations to create HIV screening a routine component of medical care, Stomach 682 will ensure even more Californians get access to treatment and treatment and interrupt their unwitting publicity of others.’ Current California state rules, enacted early in the epidemic, requires informed or written informed consent, depending on the setting, before an HIV test can be conducted.

‘Under existing California law, condoms are already required in the creation of adult films, yet the sector remains convinced it is above the law. This City Council action is a stage toward better enforcement and oversight to guard the health and basic safety of adult film workers.’ Rosendahl’s introduction of the movement in December arrived on the heels of explosive information that L.A. AHF had needed County health officials to shut down the clinic after Derrick Burts, a 24 year-aged adult film performer who examined HIV-positive on October 9th spoke out in December concerning the ill-treatment he received by Purpose.‘Under existing California law, condoms are already required in the creation of adult films, yet the sector remains convinced it is above the law. This City Council action is a stage toward better enforcement and oversight to guard the health and basic safety of adult film workers.’ Rosendahl’s introduction of the movement in December arrived on the heels of explosive information that L.A. AHF had needed County health officials to shut down the clinic after Derrick Burts, a 24 year-aged adult film performer who examined HIV-positive on October 9th spoke out in December concerning the ill-treatment he received by Purpose.