Testing more Floridians for HIV is the goal of a bill that passed its first committee today. The measure would allow doctors offer the test without the paperwork currently required.
The AIDS Institute is a national advocacy and research group based in Tampa. Executive Director Michael Ruppal traveled to the Capitol Monday.
“The next thing that we would really like to do is to require HIV testing as part of an annual visit. I mean, that would be ultimately our dream goal,” he says.