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Texas Legislature 2023

House bills could make HIV tests a standard part of sexually transmitted infection screenings and health checks

House Bills 3377 and 2235 were authored by freshman state Rep. Venton Jones, the Legislature’s first openly HIV-positive member. They’ve received overwhelming public and bipartisan support.

State Rep. Venton Jones, D-tktktk, takes the oath of office from his desk on the house floor on the first day of the 88th legislature on Jan 10, 2023.

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