Himachal Pradesh Government may Enforce Compulsory HIV Tests Before Marriage

by Savitha C Muppala on  December 22, 2008 at 2:48 PM AIDS/HIV News
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 Himachal Pradesh Government may Enforce Compulsory HIV Tests Before Marriage
To give a thrust to the AIDS awareness programme begun in the state, in association with Ashadeep, an NGO, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, gave an inkling of the proposal the government had in mind regarding HIV/AIDS testing.

The Himachal Pradesh government is considering the enforcement of compulsory HIV/AIDS testing before marriage, which will help cut down rate of transmission of the disease. There was no commitment on the timeframe when the proposal is likely to be implemented.

Currently, there are about 2,511 cases of HIV infection in the state with 477 chronic cases of AIDS.

Calling for the support of the public in ensuring the success of the programme, Mr. Dhumal stressed the importance of awareness about diseases and health problems as a first step before remedial measures can take over. Such issues need to be discussed at the family and village levels to ensure awareness initiatives meet its objective.



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_amen_ Monday, December 22, 2008

in senegal, the youth refer to aids as American Invention to Discourage Sex(and reproduction). the west is clearly pushing hard for mandatory hiv testing in non-white (melanated) communities. while the link between hiv and aids is dubious at best, the hiv 'treatment' drugs are undeniably fatal! i suggest that mr dhumal do thorough research on the so called hiv pandemic before making any decisions with such profound effects on the people. here is a link: by the way, while african americans make up only 13% of the u.s. population; they are greater than 60% of the washington d.c. population. the related article about mandatory testing being pushed there is of no surprise. they will push for mandatory testing in africa, india, and other melanated communities and nations. you will not here of this in germany or sweden! this is a very targeted attack

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