AIDS test

It's your call

July 17, 1991

More than 78 percent of callers to SUNDIAL, or 259 out of 332, think health workers who use procedures that may make them prone to exposure to the AIDS virus should have compulsory AIDS tests.

The 73 other callers, just under 22 percent, agreed with the recommendations of the federal Centers for Disease Control that call for such health workers voluntarily to learn whether they carry the AIDS virus and stop performing the procedures if the test is positive. The CDC did not recommend compulsory AIDS testing.

"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as a scientific public opinion poll would be.

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