Should HIV testing be made compulsory before marriage?

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India
January 27, 2007 6:40am CST
Should HIV testing be made compulsory before marriage?coomment on this.........
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• India
5 Feb 07
It should be made compulsory and there should be a legal requirement of the medical certificate before marriages, court marriage as well as traditional. Even the parents should become broad minded so that they implement it without fail as it is for the well being of their children..
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• India
6 Feb 07
thanks very much for your valuable comment
@raj_74 (48)
• India
5 Feb 07
foremost all marriages have to be compulsorily registered and for marriage registration hiv test have to be done. there is nothing to shy away from it. it is important to remember that there is no cure for it.it is possible that for any person to get infected knowingly or unknowingly. we may not have had affairs outside but it is possible that we could have been infected thru other means mentioned and known world wide. so basically for any of us why should we make our life partner suffer . a person's life agony can be saved by a simple test. point to ponder.
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• India
5 Feb 07
well thanks for the discussion, i hope you are satisfied.
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@aroraasr (428)
• India
5 Feb 07
Yeah in my opinion, HIV test should be made compulsory before you get married.
• India
5 Feb 07
Well this is the answer everyone is giving, but does this can happen practically due to social reasons? Post your views.
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• Philippines
4 Feb 07
It's a very good question that really has tough answers to make. Although it may sound a discrimanation but I think it's a good idea to do so. It makes life more safer and HIV will never spread. Think of your children having HIV, do you like to make them suffer?
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• India
5 Feb 07
I would definately go for HIV test befor my marriage. I would rater go for all the necessary investigations to check if i am in a good health, no matter sperm count is concerned. But the fact is just a third party discussion created so much of hype in the Big Brother case, and how can we expect this concept to work with so much of discrimination in the world. Post your views.
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@vkbllm (474)
• India
4 Feb 07
Well... Ofcourse it will be a good idea to condut HIV test before getting married, but it should not take any other wise, its not to hurt some people. I'm also of opinion that people should conduct HIV test even after marriage! Than also they must under go HIV test regularly as you know infelidity is not rare to see now a days, Got it!
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• India
4 Feb 07
well if done so, how many people would you think would like to reveal it? is this concept really going to help us? Post your views.
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• India
4 Feb 07
yes we must be more broad minded
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• India
4 Feb 07
Yes, this should be the attitude, but how many people would you think would come voluntarily for this?
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• India
4 Feb 07
yes it should be
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• India
4 Feb 07
How many people do you think would come forward for this. In my country India, its gonna be very tough to implement it. Comment on this.
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• United States
27 Jan 07
I can see why it's not mandatory. HIV can remain dormant and unfound in tests for up to 10 years. Just because they didn't test positive for it before the wedding doesn't meant they don't have it.
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• India
28 Jan 07
HIV symptoms are not found up to 10years, not the virus in the blood,,,,,, i hope you think again......
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• India
6 Feb 07
wel i think thtas a good idea so that before you get into a relationship your sure your partner is hiv negative and that you can live with that person without any doubts .. but whats karan johar doing here? lol
• India
6 Feb 07
well the pic was misloaded, sorry for that, coming to the discussion how can this be possible, will not the person testing postitive have social implication? imagine the test turns false positive????
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I think that would help to know the person that you are going to be married to carries and that is alot safer than not knowing at all.
• India
6 Feb 07
well what would be the social implications on the person who is tested positive, we have to think in that aspect also right
@cutygirl (576)
• India
6 Feb 07
yes it should be
• India
6 Feb 07
ok fine, can you tell me about the social implication on the person who has been infected with HIV ...
@apky12 (776)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I don't think it should be mandatory to take the test. I feel that if you and your partner want to take the tests, you should. It's your responsibility. Some states make you take some tests for diseases before you get married. I know Washington DC makes you take a test for some disease but I forget what it is right now. I just feel that you should have a choice in these matters. I do think it's a good idea to test though. As the saying goes, "knowledge is power".
• Canada
6 Feb 07
Personally, I do think that HIV testing should be mandatory before marriage. In fact, any and all STD tests should be mandatory. I don't think that the results should prevent anyone from getting married, unless the other partner calls it off, as someone could know that their partner has HIV and still want to marry them. Personally, I think that STD tests should be mandatory once a year, or even once every 2 years, just because someone could have it (or any other STD) and not even know. Unfortunately, activists would have a field day with it and tear apart any legislation that suggested it.