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New California law streamlines HIV testing

Sunday, October 06, 2013
An HIV testing facility is seen in this undated file photo.

An HIV testing facility is seen in this undated file photo. (KABC Photo)

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Saturday that improves HIV testing efforts across the state.

Assembly Bill 446 streamlines the consent process for HIV testing in non-clinical settings, such as on mobile testing vans.

It also allows people to get their test results through a secure site on the Internet.

Advocates say the change will help to reach populations that are most at risk so they can begin treatment.

The bill was authored by state Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles).

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