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H.Res. 53 (ih) Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require that committee reports accompanying reported bills and joint resolutions contain a detailed analysis of the impact of the bill or joint resolution on children. ...
105th CONGRESS 2d Session H. RES. 539 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that a national HIV surveillance system should be expeditiously implemented. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 15, 1998 Ms. Waters (for herself, Mr. Stokes, and Ms. Pelosi) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce _______________________________________________________________________ RESOLUTION Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that a national HIV surveillance system should be expeditiously implemented. Whereas AIDS remains a major killer of young Americans, and is the leading cause of death for African Americans between the ages of 25 and 44; Whereas the human immunodeficiency virus (commonly known as HIV) causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (commonly known as AIDS), and there is usually a period of at least several years between the time of infection with HIV and the time at which AIDS develops; Whereas while remarkable medical advances in the treatment of AIDS have been achieved, there is an alarming rise in new HIV infections among adolescents, women, and minority communities; Whereas many States that employ AIDS surveillance systems do not employ HIV surveillance systems; Whereas because recent advances in HIV treatment have led to significant overall reductions in AIDS deaths and have slowed the progression of HIV infection, HIV surveillance systems should be employed, as AIDS surveillance systems alone do not offer a comprehensive understanding of the HIV epidemic; Whereas because of the limitations of AIDS surveillance systems, HIV surveillance is a necessary component of any State disease surveillance system to ensure that Federal and State funds follow the trends in HIV infection and to assist State and local health departments in the development of effective prevention, care, and treatment programs; Whereas 32 States have employed HIV surveillance systems for adolescents and adults; and Whereas the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention play a vital national role in monitoring the course of the HIV epidemic, in partnership with State and local health departments: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that-- (1) the States should move with all deliberate speed to implement HIV surveillance systems in order to provide accurate and reliable data concerning the incidence and prevalence of cases of HIV infection; (2) the Federal Government and the States should ensure that funds follow the epidemiological trends of HIV infection; (3) the House of Representatives recognizes that there are different approaches to carrying out HIV surveillance systems and that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should respect the right of each State to determine the best approach to implementing an HIV surveillance system in that State; (4) a State that elects to implement an HIV surveillance system should assess the security and confidentiality of HIV surveillance data, and should carefully review its laws providing for civil and criminal penalties for breaches of confidentiality and make appropriate changes to ensure patient confidentiality; (5) HIV surveillance systems should not be developed that deter people from using anonymous HIV counseling and testing services and other HIV prevention programs; (6) each State should work with HIV community planning groups reflective of the demographics of HIV infection and with other local medical and public health institutions to develop their own HIV surveillance programs; and (7) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should provide comprehensive guidance to States and provide increased funds and technical assistance to ensure the quality and efficiency of HIV surveillance systems selected by the States and facilitate the transition from monitoring only AIDS cases to monitoring both HIV cases and AIDS cases. <all>
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