Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. There are some interesting assumptions behind this idea of revealing the results to the partners of those who are HIV infected namely, that they don't already know that either the person is seropositive or that the nature of the act they're doing places them at high risk.
I hope that people at risk will understand those arguments and be willing to come forward voluntarily. Report an error Policies and Standards Contact Us. Two types of home test kits for HIV have been approved by the U.
The views expressed on this site are the author's. One test kit called OraQuick gives you the results right away.
There's a lot of feeling that society should be spared the tragedy of having these HIV infected babies, and that one way to achieve that goal might be to do premarital testing. This test may be done in the days or weeks after exposure to the virus. Screen blood, blood products, and organ donors to prevent the spread of HIV.
Their view is that if we have this information we can do better strategizing in terms of health delivery services, diagnostic services, and protection for people who are not currently infected. There is also general agreement that it is in the interest of infected individuals to get tested, since early treatment with AZT has proven effective in slowing the progress of the disease.
For this test, you rub your gums with a swab supplied by the kit. You may have heard about Colorado, which has a public health reporting requirement.
The argument for mandatory testing is basically a utilitarian argument. A test for HIV infection can't be done without your consent. About the Center Staff. Test results do not clearly show whether a person has an HIV infection. Uncertain: Test results do not clearly show whether a person has an HIV infection.
You can find out your results over the phone by using an anonymous code number. I'm optimistic that we will find more treatments, and less toxic treatments for HIV infection. A test for HIV infection can't be done without your consent. Luckily, Rikki is healthy and thriving.