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An error occurred in the Law and Medicine article entitled "Public Health Strategies for Confronting AIDS," published in the March 17 issue of The Journal (1989;261:1621-1630). A statement on page 1625 reads that "... Florida... require[s] pregnant women to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection...." Floridastatutes clearly include AIDS as a sexually transmissible disease and serologic testing of pregnant women is required by law. However, a Department of Health rule limits the serologic testing to syphilis. Informed consent is required before HIV testing except in specifically enumerated circumstances; pregnancy is not among those listed.
Incorrect Statement. JAMA. 1990;263(7):950. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03440070036028