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The original item was published from 7/31/2017 9:18:16 AM to 7/31/2017 9:20:22 AM.

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Washington State HIV Exposre and Transmission Laws: Stakeholder Meeting

Background

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is launching a process to modernize statutory law

addressing the control of sexually transmitted diseases (RCW 70.24) with the primary goals of

reducing HIV-related stigma, ending exceptionalism with respect to HIV, and addressing HIV

exposure laws. These laws were last updated nearly 30 years ago, in 1988.

As part of this process, DOH will be gathering stakeholder input through meetings to be held in

various locations throughout the state. This is an opportunity for local health care providers, other

health and human service providers, affected populations, and any other interested parties to provide

input at the front end of the process. Please consider attending or sending a designee on behalf of your

organization.


If you have any questions regarding the process or the meeting, please contact Tamara Jones, End

AIDS Washington Policy and Systems Change Coordinator (tamara.jones@doh.wa.gov; telephone

360-236-3458).

For more information on End AIDS Washington, visit

http://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/410-069-

EndAIDSWashington2016Recommendations.pdf

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