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NCJ Number: 152790 Find in a Library
Title: Legislation Authorizing HIV Testing of Sex Offenders
Corporate Author: American Prosecutors Research Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: American Prosecutors Research Institute
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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document lists and summarizes all laws that authorize or mandate HIV testing of persons arrested, detained, charged, or convicted for a sex offense, as of December 31, 1993.
Abstract: Thirty-nine States and one territory have such laws. They specify whether the victim or the minor victim's parent or guardian may request HIV testing of a person arrested, the court's determination of whether the offense involved significant exposure, the roles and responsibilities of corrections and health agencies, and notification and counseling of victims and persons tested. The use of confirmatory tests, review and disclosure of information, and confidentiality provisions are also covered. A separate section explains the function of the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse, which was founded by the American Prosecutors Research Institute in 1985.
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities; AIDS/HIV testing policies; Corrections policies; Sex offenders; State laws
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