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Mandatory HIV Testing of Pregnant Women?

January 2, 2008

That’s what I’m talking about at OBOS today, in response to New Jersey’s new law requiring all pregnant women to submit to HIV testing (with an opt-out provision). It’s a tricky issue, and raises lots of questions. Come on over and discuss it with us.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 2, 2008 4:48 pm

    we need HIV+ persons to break their silence & create FRONT LINES of attack against HIV-AIDS by bloggin,vloggin,keep a daily diary on wat itsa likeliving with HIV or AIDs on a day to day basis-scream & yell if u have too!~if we create enough front lines…we can win this war against HIV-AIDs STIGMA & DISCRIMINATION!!!PEACE N LOVE NOT WARS N WALLS EH FOLKS~~~!!!

  2. January 2, 2008 6:49 pm

    Joe, if you know of any blogs, etc. of the type you mention, please let me know so I can consider sharing the links. And thanks for your comment!

  3. missedconceptions permalink
    January 2, 2008 7:50 pm

    I just gave my blood today for prenatal HIV testing and quite honestly, I didn’t even give it a second thought. They also tested for other STDs that impact the fetus, but only the HIV required the “informed consent” legal paperwork.

    I would want to know if this was a factor in my pregnancy, but there is something about any “mandatory” testing by the government that makes my liberal skin crawl.

  4. January 7, 2008 3:12 pm

    Interesting viewpoint

  5. March 8, 2009 5:03 pm

    I think it is a good idea to have expecting mothers tested for HIV (too bad it cannot be anonymous results). If they find out they are HIV positive, they can almost eliminate (less than 1% chance) the chances of baby getting HIV by following the CDC guidelines (C-section birth, 6 weeks of AZT treatment for baby and mother) and making sure the mother doesn’t breast feed (HIV virus can be transmitted through breast milk).

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