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GUEST,Musket curious BS: Reinforcing respectful 'boundaries' (1096* d) RE: BS: Reinforcing respectful 'boundaries' 13 Aug 13

Ok. So you round up the gay people and presumably only the male ones and you test them, ask them for a list of former sexual partners, round them up too and the circus continues till you run out of people to test. Two laws are needed, that's all. One curtailing human rights and one forcing doctors and nurses to commit what is at present criminal assault. It goes without saying that their human rights will be witheld too.

With you so far, on the basis that there are some people who will enjoy a full life span where they wouldn't before being tested.

So you put all the HIV + ones on antiretrovirals.

Those who didn't test positive are still at risk from those who did. Nothing has changed except some people who came forward involuntarily might not have done so otherwise. A bit farfetched but I'm trying to stay with you.

In the meantime, the issue of HIV propagation carries on through heterosexual intercourse, substance misuse and, as you have made non judgemental healthcare all of a sudden judgemental, people not engaging with healthcare facility in general.

Well done. The genuine concerns you express become huge concerns for society.   My time involved in health care has taught me a huge amount over cause and effect, using frustration as a driver not a motive and trusting public health advice regarding scale, effect and prognosis of intervention.

The sad part being that rounding up people and forcing testing on them wouldn't make any difference. The range of interventions ongoing have however had huge successes. Don't fall into the trap of equating the size of the problem with the results so far.

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