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    Executive Order -- HIV Care Continuum Initiative | The White House

    Obama Orders Stepped Up Effort Against HIV/AIDS Epidemic In U.S.

    Will the executive order required all Americans between the ages of 15-65 be tested for HIV? If it does, will that be a major violation of privacy and intrusion by the Government? Do you support such a mandate?

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    Totally against... however I am not suprised..
    You get government to pay for anything.. there needs to be oversight.
    Let's let them pay for our healthcare they said.. what that means.. is they have the right to oversee it now... congrats libs well played.
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    I haven't read anything saying it's mandatory, just that they recommend screening everybody for it.

    Is there another article saying they're forcing people into it? Am I missing something?

    Don't they screen people for other diseases as well?
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    Thats not what I'm reading at all. Just that they are recommending it, and part of the task forces job is to find ways to encourage at risk populations to have that testing.

    Obamacare should actually help encourage people to be tested and treated, because they cant be denied coverage if they come back positive, while they can be with private insurance.
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    I don't think it should be mandatory no. Recent data has come out that shows that HIV infection is increasing again in the gay community. He is just using a politically correct way to address this by including that everyone needs to be tested.

    In December 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released startling new data that showed HIV was still plaguing the gay community. While new HIV infections had remained steady in the general public between 2008 and 2010, infections had risen by an incredible 22 percent in young gay men. Gay men represented two-thirds of new infections. And nearly 6,000 gay men were dying of AIDS every year.

    The Kaiser Health Foundation recently described the problem of HIV in the city of Washington, where the HRC and many other big LGBT groups are headquartered, as "as epidemic on par with some developing nations."

    "Gay and bisexual men remain at the epicenter of the HIV/AIDS epidemic," says Jonathan Mermin, the director of the CDC's division of HIV/AIDS prevention. "But HIV is not always at the top of the list of priorities for LGBT organizations."
    Gay Community Won Battles on Marriage, But May Be Losing the War on HIV/AIDS - US News and World Report
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    I don't think it IS mandatory. It doesn't seem as if that is the recommendation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    I don't think it IS mandatory. It doesn't seem as if that is the recommendation.
    The question in the OP says IF it does, would you support it. That is what I was addressing.
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    I know here they recommend it in cases of rape and with pregnancy. With our fertility treatments both Sean and I had to be tested.

    I don't think they would ever make HIV testing mandatory in Canada.
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    I don't think it should be mandatory, but I agree with the recommendation to get tested.

    My OB tests for HIV as part of the blood tests that they do at the beginning of each new pregnancy. I think I could waive it, and I guess I might as well have since I know that DH and I don't partake in activities where we could catch HIV but I never really thought to refuse it. Do most OBs do that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    I don't think it should be mandatory, but I agree with the recommendation to get tested.

    My OB tests for HIV as part of the blood tests that they do at the beginning of each new pregnancy. I think I could waive it, and I guess I might as well have since I know that DH and I don't partake in activities where we could catch HIV but I never really thought to refuse it. Do most OBs do that?
    I think it is something that has become routine in the past 10 years or so. I was never tested for my earlier pregnancies but they did it on the last one. It didn't seem like a big deal since they did it along with everything else and didn't take any extra blood so it seemed like more trouble than it was worth to refuse it.
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