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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 18 2013: Ultimately, it is not the fault of any willful misconduct but of our individual willful ignorance that is my point. I am doing my research based on all these professional sources but doing my own thinking. It is morally debatable whether those who willfully neglect truth and the responsibilities of freedom deserve to be given either. About all these hard-working scientists, it is not about what is directly within their control but the hierarchical system which finances and restricts what they are allowed to know and control. You could very well have found proof to the contrary of an 'established' hypotheses, but there is now no medium of expression that will tolerate it and not expell you from your scientific circle. Prestige and funding is now more important than Truth, since the truth will make your entire scientific department immediately irrelevant. There's too much money involved already for that. But we all know or suspect this much. The world is not perfect. But those outside this system have nothing to lose in exposing Truth. This forum cannot support scientific essays to prove either side of the coin. Nor do I aim to offend anyone. I aim just to inspire someone else to wakeup!

    To answer your question more clearly, I am reminded of Albert Einstein's famous quote, "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."

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