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The Act requires the Department of Corrections to administer an HIV test to prison inmates within thirty days before their release from prison if they were incarcerated for at least one year. Inmates must be notified of the results of the HIV test in writing, and information pertaining to positive test results must be provided to the Department of Human Resources, as required by Georgia law. Before an HIV-positive inmate is released from prison, he must be given educational and medical information on his condition. Additionally, HIV-positive inmates must receive instruction on HIV prevention before their release. The Department of Corrections is obligated to seek grants and other revenue sources to fund the testing program. Finally, the Department of Corrections must provide the education and counseling required of the Act in the most efficient manner possible.

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