Is it neccessary to take HIV+ test before marriage?

India
January 10, 2007 8:31am CST
what do you think about taking HIV+ test before the marriage...whats the effect of it on the marriage..what u think is it appropriate?.or it has some advantages too?
5 responses
2 Apr 07
yea i think its important to hav HIV test coz u will know wats ur physical condition :)
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• India
17 Oct 07
yes u r correct i guess
• India
20 Oct 07
wht do u think??
@smbilalshah (1318)
• Pakistan
10 Jan 07
well one should take a test once in his or her life at least but these tests r not easy and cheeap and besides its not so easily detectable like cancer
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• India
10 Jan 07
ok.thanks for reply.as you said ..i hope peoples will take test once ..
• India
3 Dec 07
thnk
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
10 Jan 07
For me, I wouldn't get married without taking an HIV test. No matter how likely it is to be negative. Maybe it because I'm a health educator, but that's just my rule.
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• India
12 Jan 07
then u will not merry a hiv+ person..that a quite good move from ur side as u r a health educator.also ur this decision will prevent increase of hiv disease in our community.
• India
10 Jan 07
The focus on preventing HIV transmission to babies is an important and necessary one, but it can lead to a narrowed perspective. It’s equally important to help women who don’t have children as well as those who do.Often, especially in resource-poor countries, many women live in areas where there is little or no medical infrastructure, and where they come into contact with HIV testing and care services only through antenatal care. This is inadequate, as it excludes women who are not pregnant. There is a clear need for HIV testing to be more inclusive.
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• India
12 Jan 07
its nice of you that u think in that way..u think in a broad way,,that nice.and if all will think like u think than one day will come when we see there is no HIV+ persons anymore in our world..
• United States
10 Jan 07
Yes, I do think it is appropriate for the couple to take HIV tests before marriage, for two reasons. One so that you don't end up marrying someone with HIV and contracting it yourself (assuming you haven't already slept with that person) and so that you can find out for yourself that you don't have HIV. I wonder how many people were planning on marrying only to find out that they were positive? I'm 31 years old, and that's the only time I'd ever been tested for it. It's not like you run out and have yourself tested every 6 months or so (at least, most people don't). So, I agree with testing.
• India
10 Jan 07
well ..thanks to you ..not for only replying...but for well thinking about this test...also it can stop spreading this disease anymore.