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HIV Testing to Remain Free of Charge

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The House Health Committee voted down a bill Monday that allowed local health departments to charge for HIV tests.

This comes just 10 days after the Senate unanimously passed the bill in an attempt to make up for budget cuts.

One of the concerns among delegates was that at-risk people would not get tested after learning of the new charges, even though health departments would have provided the service for free to those who could not afford it.