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Lena Gorska

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Should we support national legislations for mandatory, free of charge and confidential HIV testing of everyone who does blood test?

Considering the tragic magnitude and destructive power of AIDS and the general welfare of the society, as well as people who suffer from AIDS or who are HIV positive, should we support national legislations for mandatory, free of charge and confidential testing of everyone who does blood test?

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    Jan 10 2013: No dentist? It's barely possible in modern times. If so, that would still make a population of such small size that there would no real impact on the financial costs for the state, and bare in mind that it would be only mandatory for those who decided to take blood test of their own accord and the HIV testing would be a state sponsored bonus. Afterall, in my country the cost of testing is the main reason people resist to take it, number two is of course fear...
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      Jan 10 2013: I misunderstood you when you said mandatory. I thought you were suggesting HIV testing would be mandatory for everyone.

      I did not realize people might worry about contracting HIV at the dentist.

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