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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Majority of Doctors, Public Believe Mandatory, Federally Funded HIV Testing Would Benefit U.S. Health, Survey Says

More than 60% of doctors and the general public in the United States believe that mandatory, federally funded HIV testing would improve the overall health of U.S. citizens, according to a national survey conducted by HCD Research , the Washington... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mandatory HIV Testing in North Carolina Prisons Will Not Stem Spread of Virus, Opinion Piece Says

Given that HIV/AIDS prevalence among prison inmates in North Carolina is "several-fold higher than that of the general population," mandatory HIV testing "of inmates on face value seems attractive," David Wohl -- associate professor of medicine at... Read more »
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 »
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AIDS DEMENTIA...SOCIALSECURITY DISABILITY SCREENING MEMORY TESTING...MANDATORY

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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

Benefits of HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
This is going to sound bizarre, but let me preface my note with the disclaimer that I'm taking an international health course and our challenge is to write a 10-15 page paper on a controversial topic. The topic I have chosen is definitely... Read more »

Benefits for Poz Vets

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone tell me the benefits provided to HIV positive Veterans? Ikeep hearing that it all depends on when you contracted it, but I at least want to know what they are. Government web sites are not very helpful in explaining. Thanks alot!

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Benefits of Vitamins

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there anyone out there who takes vitamins regularly and has HIV? Which do you take and has there been any proof of its benefits?


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