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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 14 2013: Well, Antonio nice theory... but there's way too many people investigating HIV for such a thing to have gone through unnoticed. it's really simple.
    • Jan 14 2013: You sound like an American (not trying to offend... just throwing that observation out there). You seem to have excluded yourself from those investigating your personal risks, therefore deferring your personal judgement and inaliable right to take care of your own self to those getting paid to do so without personal liability when they are wrong. That sounds like a conflict of interest easily exploitable under well-meaning pretexts created by either self ignorance or imposed fear.

      "Try this. If it kills you, well..."

      You may have just discredited her entire presentation if not every TED "idea worth spreading".

      An interesting fact, a breathalizer does not test for alhocol in the blood (the definition of drunkardness) but rather alhocol in the breath. Using Listerine can get you arrested for drunk driving. But I'm sure the law enforcement officer is right in saying there's way too many people investigating that for such a thing to have gone through unnoticed.

      It's really simple. AIDS suddenly "explodes" wherever HIV testing suddenly begins. The truth must stand the rigor of evidence. I see more advertising and, more importantly, money hoarded than evidence. In fact, the longer it takes to find a cure, the richer Big Pharma gets... hmmmm... we should trust them. That is an idea worth spreading?

      Love the healthy conversation.
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        Jan 14 2013: Please show me this evidence! I Google you up and you're name is not mentioned in any respectable HIV/AIDS related institution! You seem to be a self-proclaimed expert screaming to people on TED forum and more importantly, disseminating groundless information and accusations.... I am not an American and moreover I see nothing wrong in being one. And I care for myself, my sexual partner and other people in my society equally. Thus I am searching for solution.

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