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

Prevention/Epidemiology

India State of Goa to Proceed With Plan to Require HIV Tests for Marriage

April 4, 2006

The government of the Indian state of Goa plans to proceed with its plan to require couples registering for marriage to undergo HIV tests, the Hindu reports (Hindu, 4/1). The government of Goa last month announced that it plans to amend the Goa Public Health Act to require HIV testing for couples wishing to marry. If either or both individuals test positive, the couple then can decide whether to proceed with the marriage. The measure already had sparked debate among advocacy groups, who say that compulsory HIV testing cannot be imposed on people. UNAIDS country director for India Denis Broun last week urged Goa not to require couples to be screened for HIV, saying that although 90% of HIV-positive people do not know their status, mandatory testing is not productive (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 3/29). In response to Broun's comments, Goa Chief Minister Pratapsinh Rane said that the "U.N. HIV program is not law," adding that the state is passing legislation to require the HIV tests. The legislation would not require HIV tests for couples who have signed a consent form indicating that they do not want the test performed, according to the Hindu (Hindu, 4/1).

Back to other news for April 4, 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