Malaysia to Impose Mandatory Pre-Marital HIV/AIDS Screening
December 19, 2008
Responding to reports of rising HIV infections among women, many of whom are believed to have been infected by their husbands, Malaysia's government has announced plans for mandatory pre-marriage HIV screening. "Next year, we will make it mandatory for all states to impose the HIV screening as part of the pre-marital course," Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak said Thursday. Five Malaysian states already require HIV testing before marriage.
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.