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Arguments For Mandatory AIDS Testing

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.K. Should Not Implement Mandatory HIV Testing for Asylum Seekers, Parliamentary Report Says

The Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report on July 11 mistakenly reported facts related to the issue of mandatory HIV testing for asylum seekers in the United Kingdom. The Daily Report , using information reported in an earlier edition, incorrectly... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Debate Over Mandatory HIV Testing Increases in Malaysia, New Cases Up Among Married Women

The Malaysian government plans to expand a rule requiring HIV screening for all couples, despite protests from HIV/AIDS experts and civil rights advocates who argue that such a policy does not prevent transmission of the virus and violates... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California State, County Health Officials to Force Mandatory Condom Use in Adult Film Industry After Actors Test HIV-Positive

California and Los Angeles County health officials say that they now have the "leverage" they need to enact laws requiring condom usage during sex scenes in pornographic films after two adult film stars tested HIV-positive last week, the Los... Read more »
Ask the Experts


DR's. I have been diagnosed with HIV Dementia and am also applying for my social security disability & SSI. The SS doctors want me to take a memory test! What is this and what does the patient do during the test?I am anxious to take the...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I don't know which memory test the social security doctors are proposing, but most of them are very straightforward.One commonly used test, the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE)is a commonly used test, but is not very sensitive to the type of... Read more »

Arguments in favor of abstinence (from a gay man)

Hello Dr. Frascino. I am a gay man who is very concern about STDs specially AIDS. I always try to practice safer sex, but things not always happens as I planned. For instance, I have had annal intercourse (I am passive) with condoms, but my partner...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Bitter and gay"??? What kind of combination is that? Merry and gay, happy and gay, even fabulous and gay make so much more sense. It seems to me you are more "horny/frustrated/anxious and gay," rather than "bitter and... Read more »

mandatory HIV testing

HIV testing should or should not be mandatory in hearlth care professions?...
Lynne Gabriel

Response from Lynne Gabriel

WorkPositive, Inc.
Your question is an interesting one and makes me curious about why you would ask. To that the end that, historically, mandatory testing has not proved to be a good investment, I would answer "no."A better alternative - mandatory workplace... Read more »

mandatory testing

is hiv testing mandatory in prenatal care in michigan?...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
It is recommended but not mandatory.... Read more »
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Mandatory Testing

Posted by Jackie_Blue, 2 Replies
HIV2AIDS brought up an interesting point. That mandatory testing would rid us of the stigma that surrounds being HIV+. I'm just wondering, because over the years, the impression I've received from people scared to test was not that they were... Read more »

Testing period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
please give me some sites that tells that 3 month test is enough and consclusive I need more explaniation on this argument about 3 vs 6 month test. By the way how long is the window period

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AIDS anxiety and getting tested

Posted by Anonymous
Anyone who thinks they may be HIV positive should get tested.
In 1988, when the virus was killing many, I developed a condition entitled "AIDS ANXIETY".
This condition can literally drive you nuts! Checking yourself constantly for symptoms, Going... Read more »