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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: I just also replied to Lena. It's great to have great minds applied to important issues!

    I first questioned "HIV Causes AIDS" when the epidemic prediction failed to end the world or be much of an issue outside those already affected. It is not spreading like a viral epidemic should.

    Furthermore, when we study history we see a series of similar professional goof-ups where science gets it wrong but yet marches on and sometimes by applied force. Worry when the insurance costs more than the threat of injury. Mandatory law for fears unjustified are just like preemptive strikes against another nation who has done no wrong - guilty until proven innocent.

    The body doesn't go around spraying chemicals onto everything it is near to. It waits for an attack then draws an equal and adequeat defense. We seem to love spraying laws that strip our freedoms onto every fear that is preached to us by the media. Direct loss of (responsible) liberty is more troubling than the remote threat of fear. No scientific study has been commissioned to seriously look for alternative causes for AIDS... maybe it's not in their best interests since this hypotheses (which is all that it is) is a cash cow that can be enforced. Well, it is in my best interest to find out what is best for me.

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