Thursday, September 21, 2006

HIV Screening for All!

Caught this AP piece on Detroit News today:

CDC is now calling for routine HIV testing for all between the ages of 13 and 64. The ironic thing is that regardless of the fact that this is not a call for mandatory testing, I bet the group that will most vocally oppose the measure is the privacy nuts and not those most at risk of contracting HIV.

I actually think the pandemic is bad enough at this point that mandatory HIV testing, whenever you are already getting blood work done would not be a bad idea. But then again, I'm not so paranoid as to think that the government would use a positive test against me at some future point.