States to track names of HIV patients for federal funds

04/3/2007 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

With federal funding for medical services contingent on states tracking the names of people infected with HIV, all 50 states are expected to adopt names-based surveillance by the end of 2007. Critics of the law say they still worry that the policy will prevent some from getting tested and treated, but they are dropping their fight because more than $1.4 billion in federal money will be distributed based on names-based surveillance of HIV.

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