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Legislature Approves Spate Of Other Health Care Bills 

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The measures passed include creating a new dental profession and giving coordinated care organizations more flexibility.

OHSU Lab Marks Milestone: Trial Of HIV Vaccine Launched

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The vaccine, the brainchild of Dr. Louis Picker and Dr. Klaus Frueh, has been two decades in the making as the scientists have toiled to come up with a drug to fight the tricky virus.

Public Health Raises Concerns over HIV Stigma in Bill to Protect Prison Workers

SB 367 will allow an easier trade of information between physicians when a corrections officer comes into contact with an inmate’s bodily fluid to know if the prisoner carried Hepatitis C or HIV. But a discussion about the risks of HIV and Hep C painted the picture that the prison workers must be quarantined even though their real chance of transmission is low.

The Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday designed to protect corrections officers from exposure to HIV or Hepatitis C, but discussion around the bill may have sensationalized the risk of acquiring these diseases.

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