Israel rejects HIV test for pregnant women:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Israel's national steering committee on AIDS is to recommend voluntary testing of pregnant women, though the advice may be rejected for budgetary and other reasons, reports the Jerusalem Post. The Health Ministry has already rejected a call for mandatory testing, saying a woman cannot be forced to have an HIV test. It is estimated that mandatory screening of all pregnant women would cost around Nshek 300,000 ($100,000).