Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014
  
  • Email Email
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

U.S. News

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Examines Mandatory Premarital HIV Tests

January 9, 2006

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sunday examined state-mandated premarital blood testing for HIV. Illinois and Louisiana are the only two states that ever enacted premarital HIV tests, but they no longer require the test. Many HIV/AIDS groups oppose mandatory testing because they think it is an invasion of privacy. The majority of states dropped mandated premarital blood tests altogether because they are thought not to be cost-effective, Robert Shmerling, associate professor at Harvard Medical School, said. He added that premarital HIV tests also might not be effective and could be costly. According to a report released in November 2005 by CDC, from 2001 to 2004, nearly three in 10 new HIV cases reported were in women, and more than 75% of the 34,204 HIV-positive women acquired the virus from heterosexual relationships (Whitt, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 1/8).

Back to other news for January 9, 2006


Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org. You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv. The Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report is published for kaisernetwork.org, a free service of the Kaiser Family Foundation, by The Advisory Board Company. © 2006 by The Advisory Board Company and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.



  
  • Email Email
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

This article was provided by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. It is a part of the publication Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report. Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
 
See Also
More HIV News

Tools
 

Advertisement