HIV: The Battle Between Names-Reporting and Coding
Should public health officials report the names of individuals infected with HIV, as they do for those with full-blown AIDS? Last month, the Centers for Disease Control closed a chapter on one of the most enduring controversies of the AIDS era. In long-awaited final guidelines on HIV surveillance, the CDC says states should name names, but it won't penalize jurisdictions preferring to use coded identifiers instead. California Healthline columnist Jeff Stryker discusses this hot topic in today's column.
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