STEVE INSKEEP, Host:
D.C. health officials say the ban contributed to city's high rate of HIV and AIDS infections. HIV legislation was also signed into law yesterday in the state of New Jersey. New Jersey is going to make HIV testing a standard component of prenatal care. The bill requires pregnant women to be tested, unless they refuse. Newborns whose mother's HIV status is positive or unknown would also be tested. This law is designed to help stem the infection of new babies. And it makes New Jersey one of several states to require some form of prenatal testing.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.