H.R. 1943 (110th): Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 2007

Apr 19, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Passed House)
Maxine Waters
Representative for California's 35th congressional district
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Sep 25, 2008
14 pages
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H.R. 6038 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

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H.R. 1429 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House
Last Action: Mar 17, 2009


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 25, 2007 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Apr 19, 2007
Referred to Committee Apr 19, 2007
Reported by Committee Jul 25, 2007
Passed House Sep 25, 2007
Full Title

To provide for an effective HIV/AIDS program in Federal prisons.


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43 cosponsors (40D, 3R) (show)

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

Senate Judiciary

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9/25/2008--Reported to Senate without amendment.
Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 2007 - Directs the Bureau of Prisons to develop, and draft regulations to implement, a comprehensive policy to provide HIV testing, treatment, and prevention for inmates in federal prisons and upon reentry into the community.
Requires such policy to provide for:
(1) testing of inmates upon intake and counseling;
(2) pre-test and post-test counseling;
(3) improvement of HIV/AIDS awareness and inmate education;
(4) HIV testing of inmates annually or upon exposure to HIV;
(5) HIV testing of pregnant inmates;
(6) comprehensive medical treatment of inmates who test positive and confidential counseling on managing their medical condition and preventing HIV transmission to other persons;
(7) protection of inmate confidentiality;
(8) testing, counseling, and referral of inmates to health care and social service agencies prior to reentry into the community;
(9) the right of inmates to refuse routine testing;
(10) mandatory testing after a documented exposure to HIV; and
(11) timely notification to inmates of test results.
Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) require HIV testing for all inmates upon intake regardless of length of sentence or risk factors; (2) allow inmates to decline testing prior to release from incarceration; (3) make HIV test results inadmissible in civil and criminal proceedings; and (4) make HIV testing part of the routine health screening conducted at inmate intake.
Directs the Bureau of Prisons to report to Congress: (1) within one year on Bureau policies and procedures to provide testing, treatment, and prevention education programs for hepatitis and other diseases transmitted through sexual activity and intravenous drug use; and (2) annually on the incidence among inmates of diseases transmitted through sexual activity and intravenous drug use, including specific information on HIV/AIDS.
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