• Question: Do you think that there should be mandatory HIV testing for couples wanting to get married?

    Asked by Rex Ronan to Rosie on 20 Jun 2017.
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      Rosie Fok answered on 20 Jun 2017:


      If an individual wants an HIV test at any time, these are available to them – often easiest to access via sexual health services. Some offer point of care testing, where you get a result there and then.

      I do not see why a plan to get married would influence why an individual would need an HIV test and I cannot see why mandatory testing would be ethically justifiable in this situation.