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  11/25/2013, Kislev 22, 5774

Knesset Committee: Mandatory AIDS Testing For Pregnant Women

Health Minister Yael German stated Monday that she would work to mandate HIV screenings for all pregnant women by 2015, Maariv reports. Monday marked a special Knesset committee meeting in conjunction with the Israel AIDs Task Force (IATF), run in part by MKs Yehiel "Chilik" Bar (Labor) and Adi Kol (Yesh Atid). Several MKs were also tested on-site for the virus, in support of the campaign.