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A U.S. policy on testing infants for HIV reflects a conscious decision to sacrifice the health of babies for political purposes, the Independent Women's Forum (IWF), Washington, D.C., said.
On May 10, 1995, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, (CDC), suspended its policy regarding HIV testing of infants. This policy required anonymous testing of all newborns and prohibited the disclosure of the results, even to the parents. Since May 10, 1995, CDC has no policy regarding testing of newborns.
In a letter to members of the House Commerce committee, which marked-up legislation to reverse the CDC's policy of not disclosing infant HIV …