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Is Mandatory Hiv Testing Against The Law

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Salt Lake Tribune Examines Enforcement of Utah Law Requiring Mandatory HIV Tests for Convicted Sex Workers, Solicitors

A review of Utah court records and procedures has found inconsistencies in the enforcement of a state law that requires convicted commercial sex workers and solicitors of commercial sex to be tested for HIV, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Texas Prison Policy to Say Incoming Inmates "Shall Be Tested" for HIV Unless They Refuse; State Senator Seeks Mandatory Entry Tests

The Texas prison system has proposed a change to its HIV testing policy from saying new inmates "should be tested" upon entering prison to saying they "shall be tested" unless they refuse the test, the Austin American-Statesman reports. The new... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Indian State Maharashtra Proposes Mandatory HIV Tests Before Marriage

A committee of lawmakers in India's Maharashtra state on Wednesday proposed that the state pass a law requiring HIV tests before marriage, The Hindu reports ( The Hindu , 2/1). If approved, the law would be the first of its kind in the country.... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Is mandatory HIV testing legal in the workplace (non-healthworker)

I have been in at my present employer for 2 1/2 years. My employer offers a profit-sharing program which I do not have to contribute any monies. I have been told by the employer that I am eligible for life insurance that is apart of the profit...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
I do not think mandatory testing is legal. However, the situation you describe for the profit sharing plan is very unusual. It is not typical to fund profit sharing plans with life insurance contracts or to have life insurance in a profit sharing... Read more »

mandatory HIV testing

Mrs/Ms Breuer, I recently saw a question featured on this site in which a person asked if an employer could force them to take and HIV test. Your answer stated, "surgeon? pilot? no?, then your employer cannot request an HIV test. None of their...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Thank you for your response. When I do hear from health care providers or health care students, I point out that fortunately, the legislatures have not inserted their heavy hands into this issue; the hospital's own board sets the rules about... Read more »

Mandatory Testing for Pregnant Women

Knowing what is known today, why aren't all pregnant women tested for HIV? It just seems so stupid to me. It should be routine. If we had this technology with other diseases I'm sure they would test then, such as cancer. It is just...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
As you point out, several advances over the years have resulted in changes to the recommendations for HIV testing during pregnancy. These include the availability of accurate tests, the availability and proven efficacy of antiretroviral agents for... 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 »
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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 »

pregnancy and testing-state laws

Posted by Anonymous
Hi all,

When I was pregnant, I declined the HIV test at one doctor, but later ended up going to another. I told her also not to test (I was worried about insurance records and such at the time, as I was in the process of getting insurance.) She told... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If I could tell you any three of your choice of laws would be granted what would you choose? Even it was just one? That is to say what law would you like this country to pass about HIV/AIDS? It can do with anything: transmittion, testing, treatment,... Read more »

What do i do about taking care of my father in law

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My Father in law learned about 9 months ago that a blood transfusion he recieved contained blood from an HIV positive donor. he goes in for his 3 month check ups for it and so far he is clean. now i know it is one of those that can lie dormant for a... Read more »