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Is it advisable for 2 people to get themselves tested for HIV before getting married?

Tags: relationships, hiv, getting married
Asked by pooja kothari, 12 Sep '11 03:06 pm
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Yes.
Answered by Dare Devil, 22 Sep '11 10:42 am

 
  
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A woman is seldom asked about her opinion. It's only after marriage, when she is infected and the damage is done that she finds out about her husband's illness.

The predominance of arranged marriages means that most wives and husbands come together as virtual strangers. As such, there is no communication between them and hence, the woman can never know if her husband is infected.

So, mandatory testing of couples for HIV will be the only way to stop such rising incidences. Therefore, we decided to make a HIV test mandatory for registration of marriages.

We are amending the Goa Public Health Act for this reason. While the state cabinet has already shown its green signal, we will put the amendment before the state legislative assembly in July. Goa has a Common Civil Code.

So, all marriages have to be registered irrespective of caste and religion. It will be easy to implement the mandatory testing plan. All couples will now be allowed to marry once they have the HIV-negative ce ...more
Answered by ankit shivam, 12 Sep '11 03:12 pm

 
  
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Very important good question
Answered by kamini joshi, 17 Jan '12 02:16 pm

 
  
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Yes HIV is important but for normal couple , who are from good family , not had premarital sex , more important or must is to check Thalassemia to prevent the risk of the child birth ..........child may suffer from severe anemia, jaundice, listlessness, irritability, fatigue, reduced appetite, enlarged fragile bones (especially resulting in deformity of face), growth problems, increased susceptibility to infection and enlarged liver and spleen. Thalassemia could only expect to live into their late teens and early 20's, eventually succumbing to iron overload.
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 12 Sep '11 03:27 pm

 
  
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As a woman, will you concur with this idea? As a would be bride will you be subjeced to HIV Test, if asked by the Groom? Social Stigma stands, isnt it?.

In principle, the idea carries weight, but socially, one cannot ask for esp., the girls, to produce HIV Test Report, which will amount to much of humiliation to her & her family and friends...
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Answered by Siachen, 12 Sep '11 03:25 pm

 
  
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Yes, it is an excellent idea
Answered by rajan, 12 Sep '11 03:12 pm

 
  
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Yes , definitely . it is must .
Answered by bunty kok, 12 Sep '11 03:10 pm

 
  
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