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Is There A Mandatory Hiv Test At Birth

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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Czech Patient Group Calls for Mandatory HIV Testing Among Health Professionals

The Czech Patients' Association recently called for mandatory HIV testing among all health workers in the country, the CTK/Prague Daily Monitor reports. Both the Czech Health Ministry and the Czech Doctors' Chamber oppose compulsory testing... 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 »

currently pregnant/recently gave birth

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am currently writing a story for the magazine HIV plus (hivplusmag.com) on the options available and optimal treatments for HIV-positive individuals who are choosing to have children. I am interested in speaking with women who recently gave birth... Read more »

TEST HIV

Posted by eddie1, 1 Reply
Estimados amigos: luego de mucho investigar y con la finalidad de informar y que cada vez haya menos dudas con relacin al test de hiv les comento que para realizar el mismo no se requiere ayuno. Slo se debe evitar ingerir grasas antes de hacer el... Read more »

Employment HIV Test for Locals in the UAE

Posted by DubaiUAE10, 1 Reply
I just wanted to share that if you are a local and want to work in the UAE, you do not have to go and get tested for HIV for employment.

The UAE unfortunately has strict laws against HIV for expats and has a compulsory blood test for work visas for... Read more »