Indiana Health Department launches website about HIV testing
Indiana’s Health Department is launching a website to encourage pregnant women to get HIV screenings as early as possible. (www.1test2lives.org) This campaign is part of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Unless they receive appropriate intervention and therapy, state health officials say 25 percent of pregnant women with HIV will transmit the virus to their unborn children. That number drops as low as 1 to 2 percent if treated. More than 800 children in Indiana have been infected this way since the 1980’s.