AIDS Coalition Urges Voluntary HIV Testing
Larson, Ruth, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
A coalition of AIDS groups reversed their long-standing opposition to AIDS testing yesterday and urged Americans to undergo voluntary testing in order to prevent further spread of the deadly virus among a new generation.
More than 30 AIDS groups called for "anonymous, confidential and private" HIV testing and lifting the federal ban on funding needle-exchange programs as part of a new "10-point plan to reinvigorate our national commitment to HIV prevention."
They also endorsed sophisticated marketing techniques to sell the prevention message and education programs in order to stem the spread of the disease, including teaching abstinence and putting the AIDS hot line on the Internet.
"If there were a medical vaccine for AIDS, …
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Publication information: Article title: AIDS Coalition Urges Voluntary HIV Testing. Contributors: Larson, Ruth - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: July 21, 1998. Page number: 1. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.
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