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Australians Seeking Life Insurance May Need AIDS Test

From Reuters

Australians seeking life insurance may have to undergo an AIDS test if they admit to being homosexual, using drugs or having had a blood transfusion in the early 1980s.

Health Minister Neal Blewett told Parliament last week that the Australian life insurance industry had agreed to a voluntary code of practice on acquired immune deficiency syndrome, believed to be the first in the world.

Insurers would continue to require people seeking insurance of more than $350,000 to take an AIDS test, Blewett said.


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