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Is There A Mandatory Hiv Test At Birth In Massachusetts

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mandatory HIV Testing Should Be Instituted for Public Health, Safety Officials Exposed to Bodily Fluids, Commentary Says

HIV testing should be mandatory in Massachusetts when public health or safety officials are exposed to a person's bodily fluids, Elissa Ely, a psychiatrist in the state, said on Monday in a commentary on NPR's "All Things Considered " (Ely, "All... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Singapore Health Minister Supports HIV Testing for Pregnant Women, Considers Mandatory Pre-Marital HIV Testing

Singapore Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan said he supports compulsory HIV testing for pregnant women and is considering requiring couples to get tested for the virus before being married, Channel NewsAsia reports ( Channel NewsAsia , 12/4). Last... 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 »
Ask the Experts

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 vs Voluntary HIV testing

What are the advantages and disadvantages of mandtory vs voluntary HIV testing?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
In what setting? I can give you only the most general answer: when testing for a stigmatized condition is mandatory, those at highest risk often find ways to avoid the test because of perceived punishment. Voluntary testing allows people concerned... Read more »

Mandatory HIV Tests For Athletes

I was wondering if there is mandatory sports testing for contact sports (both professional and non-professional). Also, where can I get more info on this on the net? Thanks so much!...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Don't know and don't know.... Read more »

mandatory hiv test for dentists

Is it mandatory for dentists who practice dental surgery to get hiv tests regularly?...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
No, it is not mandatory for dentists or other dental health care workers to be routinely tested for HIV infection. The universal precautions or standard precautions as they are sometimes called that all dental health care professionals take are... 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 »

Massachusetts test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Why is it ONLY SIX weeks?? Dont understand that. Read more »

massachusetts dept of health

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
they say that 6 weeks is conclusive, is that for all hiv tests including 1st gen. Read more »

Massachusetts

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
what do the HIV clowns have to say about this ?

What should I know about HIV testing?

When thinking of tested for HIV, there are a few important things to consider:
There are a couple of different types of tests being used to help people determine if... Read more »