...AND MANDATORY HIV TEST IN PREGNANCY

FEBRUARY 01, 2008

On another front, a bill requiring all pregnant women in New Jersey to be tested for HIV as part of their prenatal care was signed into law in December.

The legislation mandates that women be tested early in their pregnancies and again in their third trimesters unless they refuse. If a woman refuses, an HIV test will be performed on the newborn unless the mother objects for religious reasons.



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