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HI V I nfec ti on

Professor Sudheer Kher

HI V I NF EC TI ON Th y n ame i s controve rsy! .

1  Should HIV test be mandatory for all the patients coming to hospitals? .Qu estio n No .

Qu estio n No . 2  Should HIV testing be made mandatory before marriage?  And what about Blood Group matching / horoscope matching before marriage? .

Qu estio n No . 3  Is it mandatory for the hospitals carrying out HIV test to inform the positive result to the spouse / sexual partner?  If yes in which form?  By telephone?  By registered post?  By news paper advertisement? .

Qu estio n No . 4  Should there be a law prohibiting marriage of HIV positive people? .

Qu estio n No . 5  Should it mandatory for HIV positive pregnant women to undergo termination of pregnancy? .

6  Can HIV positive couple have sexual relation? .Qu estio n No .

7  Can HIV positive blood be transfused in an emergency situation? .Qu estio n No .

8  Can HIV blood be transfused to another HIV positive patient? .Qu estio n No .

Qu estio n No . 9  Should it be mandatory for hospitals to take informed written consent of the patients before carrying out the HIV test? .

1 0  Who should carry out the counseling in the hospital setting? .Qu estio n No .

Qu estio n No . 1 1  Should HIV positive status of a blood donor be informed to his/her spouse / sexual partner? .

Th e in evit able debate on Public health Versus Individual rights .

and that top members of the scientific establishment have carelessly. Robert Koch Award 1978: "Up to today there is actually no single scientifically really convincing evidence for the existence of HIV. joined the media in spreading misinformation about the nature of AIDS. Heinz Ludwig Sänger." (Letter to Süddeutsche Zeitung 2000) •Dr." (Sunday Times (London) 28 nov. there should be scientific documents which either singly or collectively demonstrate that fact. at least with a high probability." (Yale Scientific. Professor of Mathematics. Emeritus Professor of Molecular Biology and Virology. Serge Lang. 1993) •Dr. if not irresponsible. Max-Planck-Institutes for Biochemy. There is no such document. Yale University: "I do not regard the causal relationship between HIV and any disease as settled. I have seen considerable evidence that highly improper statistics concerning HIV and AIDS have been passed off as science. 1993 Nobel Prize for Chemistry: "If there is evidence that HIV causes AIDS. Kary Mullis. München. Biochemist. Fall 1994) . Not even once such a retrovirus has been isolated and purified by the methods of classical virology. CONTROVERSY • Dr.