AIDS Vancouver Responds to Private Member Bill Put Forward in Provincial Legislature

A new private member bill, introduced by Norm Letnick, MLA – Kelowna-Lake Country, could potentially compel people whose bodily fluids have come in contact with emergency workers to undergo blood tests for communicable diseases. Please review the full article, published in the Vancouver Sun on June 1st, here

In their response, AIDS Vancouver opposes the bill, stating "We have significant evidence that refutes any form of HIV transmission through the exchange of bodily fluids within the context of your bill." The letter goes on to express the appropriate process of testing for HIV and their desire to ensure that all emergency workers have accurate information on HIV and its transmission.

To read the full response from AIDS Vancouver to Mr. Letnick, MLA, please click here