Hiv testing is essential to ensure a safe blood supply in zimbabwe, high school students are encouraged to donate blood this section looks at when hiv tests are used, possible reasons for hiv testing and the advantages and disadvantages of hiv testing. I will discuss about the pros and cons of mandatory hiv testing global health & hiv/aids - a critical debate on mandatory hiv testing policy hiv/aids - a critical debate on mandatory hiv. Reexamining mandatory hiv partner notification in florida florida public health review, 2004 1: a person with a positive hiv test has three options for partner notification (sex, needle- health community has debated the pros and cons associated with mandatory hiv partner notification. When the news about making hiv testing compulsory broke instead of seeing a real debate about the pros and cons all l could see were childish jokes to me stigmatisation has already started. In 1998, the united nations issued guidelines on hiv/aids and human rights that strongly support voluntary—not mandatory—hiv testing as a critical part of the fight against aids.
Mandatory hiv testing of prisoners by t howard stone last month, the us house of representatives approved hr 2070, a bill that would require mandatory hiv testing of federal prisoners sentenced to a period of incarceration of six or more months. There are different kinds of hiv testing: voluntary testing, where the person tested makes the decision mandatory testing, where you are tested whether or not you want to be tested and routine testing, where, if you got some blood drawn for some other reason, an extra tube of blood would be drawn and sent off for an hiv test. Chipirilo limange secondary school student mandatory hiv testing will prove to be counter-productive because it violates privacy of the concerned person and also stigmatizes the entire family.
Routine hiv testing is a global issue as resources and programs devoted to hiv treatment and care have increased globally, so has pressure to expand the availability of hiv testing in developing countries. Mandatory hiv testing is morally permissible under the assumption that if one is to get tested early enough, one will be subject to better treatment and will be reluctant to engage in further risky activity. In quebec and bc, the hiv test is not included on the general prenatal lab form, but is on a separate form, to make sure women are asked specifically about the hiv test new brunswick does not have a formal policy on hiv testing of pregnant women. Mandatory hiv screening policy of newcomers to canada for mandatory hiv screening and exclusion of sero- this article makes the case that canada’s mandatory immigration hiv testing policy poses challenges to human rights and is not without ethical concerns.
Human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) testing is essential for improving the health of people living with hiv and reducing new hiv infections: once diagnosed, persons with hiv can be linked to care and learn how to prevent transmission to others. Read the pros and cons of the debate should hiv and aids testing be compulsory debates opinions forums polls google search my debates start a new debate none of that is possible if testing is not mandatory all of it is possible if hiv testing is mandatory report this comment. Understanding that imposing mandatory hiv testing for pregnant women, either by unblinding seroprevalence surveys or through other mechanisms, will have a negative effect on public health professionals' ability to reach at-risk women with hiv counseling and testing, early intervention, and referrals to other needed services 3,4 and. After nearly three decades of fighting hiv/aids, more than a 140 people in the us are still being infected with the virus every day monica sweeney of new york city's department of health says.
Home opinions politics should hiv testing for pregnant women be mandatory add a new topic should hiv testing for pregnant women be mandatory add to my favorites debate this topic report this topic should hiv testing for pregnant women be mandatory 50% say yes 50% say no other diseases, genetic disorders should be screened. Although hiv testing is crucial for effective prevention, making it routine or mandatory in sub-saharan africa may not be feasible in the short to medium term what is important is the removal of the key barriers to hiv testing. For aids is costly, ineffective illinois and louisiana, which tried mandatory hiv testing for marriage license applicants, with abysmal results in both states, marriage license applicants were required to be tested for hiv address the issue of hiv- or hbv-infectcd pro.
Obama quietly institutes mandatory hiv testing (updated) by thomas lifson with almost no public notice, president obama has issued an imperial decree executive order requiring universal hiv testing. Thebodycom fills you in on the topic, pros and con of mandatory hiv testing, with a wealth of fact sheets, expert advice, community perspective, the latest news/research, and much more. The pros of mandatory hiv testing and disclosure of hiv status - the pros of mandatory hiv testing and disclosure of hiv status the universal precautions of the centers for disease control do not eradicate all risk to the patient or health care provider, says baillie et al (p 129.
Objective: the main objective of this paper is to discuss and debate the pros and cons of mandatory testing among pregnant women and proposed mandatory premarital hiv testing in some countriesa growing number of religious communities and national and local governments have adopted mandatory premarital hiv testing (pht) policies [1. The pros of mandatory hiv testing and disclosure of hiv status the universal precautions of the centers for disease control do not eradicate all risk to the patient or health care provider, says baillie et al (p 129. Pros and cons of hiv testing deciding to be tested is not easy there are many issues to be considered for some, the anxiety of waiting for results is overwhelming, and the consequences of being tested can be devastating. Compulsory hiv testing is a messy topic but that doesn’t mean the discussion should end there we should continue to find ways to have as many people as possible aware of their hiv status in hopes of slowing the spread of the hiv epidemic.