Joni Jenkins http://wkyufm.org en HIV Testing Bill Unanimously Clears Kentucky House http://wkyufm.org/post/hiv-testing-bill-unanimously-clears-kentucky-house <p></p><p>A bill aimed at allowing victims of sexual assault to ask for quick HIV testing of their alleged attackers has cleared the Kentucky House.</p><p>Under current laws, only prosecutors can ask for HIV testing of the accused person, and they can only ask <strong>after</strong> a conviction. The bill would allow a victim or the prosecutor to ask for such a test before a conviction.</p><p>Bill sponsor Joni Jenkins says medical advances can prevent HIV from advancing into AIDS if caught early, but convictions often take up to three years.</p><p>"So it's critical for victims to know the offender's HIV status as soon as possible and not wait 1 to 3 years for the completion of trial for such information," said Rep. Jenkins. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:39:57 +0000 26724 at http://wkyufm.org HIV Testing Bill Unanimously Clears Kentucky House