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Law On Mandatory Aids Test For Pregnant Women

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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

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

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 »
Ask the Experts

Mandatory Testing for Pregnant Women

When we now know that today's medicines can prevent a child from being born with HIV, why are we not puruing mandatory testing? Knowing that civil rights of women are the common answer, is it not time in this new millenium to speak for the...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
What would your next step be? Would you also "mandate" that the woman take medicine to protect the child? Would you knock her out and place a stomach tube to force her to take the medicine? I am not sure who you are to believe that you... 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 »

Support systems available to pregnant women with AIDS

I am a grad. student in the social work field and my group is currently writing a macro paper dealing with pregnant women and their young babies who are HIV+. I am having problems finding support groups to write about. This paper is supposed to be...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Available resources vary from site to site. For an overall perspective and information, I would suggest that you check out the National Pediatric HIV Resource Center (www.PEDHIVAIDS.org). For a more local perspective, I suggest that you contact a... Read more »

POSTERS: CIVILITY IS MANDATORY

Dear Dr. Bob,First of all, I, like most people who post and read, think you're a saint. As I was reading, I got angry at the far too many rude, angry or just plain mean questions I found in the archives, so I started a lengthy diatribe about...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi David,Thanks for your support. I was hoping Miss Manners would someday write in and chastise these rude numbskulls. I can only guess these ill-mannered questioners must have mood rings that are a perpetual foul brown color. And I'm quite... Read more »
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pregnant + daughter-in-law

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was just talking to my positive daughter in law last night. She is seven months pregnant. My son is negative. They have two children, both born negative. She just told me her CD4 count is now down to 191 and her viral load is 36,000. The doctor... Read more »

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 »

Do they screen pregnant woman for hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hello,

i don't know what to do . My ex husband has hiv and got his girlfriend pregnant. He told me he was being careful and I just tried to stay out of their lives. Well, now she is pregnant and DOES NOT know his status...... He won't tell her... Read more »