I believe the fact that an individual has HIV/AIDS should be made public because it is a communicable disease that is fairly easily spread. If others knew that someone had this disease then they would have a lesser chance of getting it and spreading it, due to the fact they knew about it. The only problem I foresee is who and how people access this information. It could be a slippery slope to other diseases, and the information could be used in the wrong way.
I believe anyone who is HIV positive should have a tattoo visible only to potential sex partners. It should be a standard and put in the same place on the body on all infected people. This way a potential sexual partner can check that spot for the tattoo. I would be worried that this would discourage people from getting tested, especially sex workers.
If an individual is found to have HIV, they SHOULD be required to get a small standardized tattoo in a place that would not normally be visible unless they are in intimate circumstances.
I would make regular testing and tagging a requirement if anyone expects health care coverage, either from a public system or from a private insurer.
This would arguably be a violation of some versions of civil rights, but we are balancing a deadly disease with no cure with a marginal rights infringement.
If you have a GENUINE religious issue with this, then you should not have been participating in whatever activity resulted in your infection.
The harm has already been done to them. Why should they care? They have it. No need to conceal it. Let others have the right to choose before coming sexually engaged. Not have sex and say well you didn't ask if I had HIV. I know they are supposed to make this clear anyways but still. If they are supposed to tell anyways, then why not make it public?
Criminal records are made public, that way we know to protect our properties and keep ourselves out of danger. Knowing plenty of people and human nature, no one is going to openly tell you they are a criminal or previous criminal, the same way no one is going to tell you they have a life long sexually transmitted disease, a majority of the people who have it, never were told by the person who transmitted it.. If there is really a love for humanity and the world then yes, people will be identified, it's illegal to knowingly infect others so why not make it public? If you're going to tell the people you care for and expecting them to stay around, then no public record should change that, the people who care will not shun you for it and that's all that matters at the end of the day.
Sex offenders have to register for the rest of there lives even if they were just to minors who had consensual sex with each other, and the fact that if an AIDS patient have sex with someone without protection they could be prosecuted. So I believe whole heartedly they should have to register.
We as people should have a right to involve ourselves with those that are infected with the disease or the virus. They wont make you aware or give you a choice! Justice should be dignified somewhere! They need to speak up. We need to save our children from this life threatening disease. Wouldn't you want to know?
For health safety reasons due to the fact that not all sexual partners/encounters are of an honest nature on one-side. If the one individual with AIDS is seeking revenge upon the other sex for their illness, and setting out to infect others, this reason validates why public lists need availability.
AIDS is one of the most contagious diseases that a person can contract. There are really no external signs of having HIV, so it would be very simple to lie about. I believe AIDS is a lot more dangerous than a sex offender, most of which are on a public list themselves.
I believe that it should be made public because in the past, many Aids patients wanted to make people around them suffer just like they were suffering. Some Aids/ HIV patients purposely have sex with many uninfected people to pass the disease on and in turn, spread the disease out further, extending it to further generations.
Patients with HIV deserve confidentiality, but employees often feel a need to inform others at risk of infection. Laws and policies about HIV vary -- by state, facility and even job classification. In order to protect the partners safety, releasing this as PHI (public health information) is very necessary to do.
I do believe that the fact that an individual has HIV/AIDS should be made public. It is a life threatening disease. It would prevent a lot of the spreading. It would be convenient to look up a person to see if they have aids. At least you could find out so if they did you would not catch it.
I think it should be made accessible to the public only to help protect innocent people from getting the virus from people that keep it secret. Some people have kept there information to themselves and have spread the virus to many people without any remorse.
People should have access to this information to protect themselves from the virus. I do not believe that their should be a section in the newspaper dedicated to those who were diagnosed with the virus the week, however I feel that the information should be made ready for those who request the information. For an example if a guy starts dating a girl and he wants to be intimate with her, he can request at a hospital or something to see if she had been diagnosed with hiv or aids. That's is the only information that would be made available. This is not an attack on people who have the virus but to protect society as well. Don't you wish you had this information available to you before poor choices were made? Not that it happens in all cases but in some it does.
It's helping the world becom a better place, and we can protect ourslves. If someone you loved had Aids or HIV would want them to tell you.? Or would you rather find out from the doctor that your lover has Aids and infected you. I wouldn't wanna get Aids and have to deal with it the rest of my life... I'd rather know before i get infected.
It would make it so that people from the past are aware that they need to be tested often. This will reduce the spread of the infection, if they know they are at a high risk of having it they should be smart enough not to continue to sleep with more people.
Why should I have to put my life on the line for people who, for the majority, didn't practice safe sex. Although there are exceptions in cases of rape, that doesn't make it okay to give them the right to deny whether or not they have an STD. It only takes one angry person to decide that they don't have to tell their partners anything. Some people believe it is unfair to be registered as a sex offender and often their cases are questionable whether they should even be considered a sex offender. People expect me to believe that it is less dangerous for people to hide the fact the they have a life change, potentially fatal disease. What if, god forbid, you shake someones hand and you touch your face. People already get kicked out of school for lice yet, the government think its okay to put my life in the hands of a total stranger who could have an STD. The truth is, anybody could be a criminal, and we know that criminals don't care! How would somebody really be sure that people with STDs will do the right thing. What if somebody in your family caught an STD because their partners thought since what happened to them was unfair, they would not say anything until it was too late! Think about that. It is cruel for people with STDs who are being responsible but it is far worst to not give ordinary people the opportunity to know in advance and prevent it from spreading!
Knowing the truth about infected individuals can protect against others getting infected. People are not always open or honest. If there was a national registry it may help prevent and help educate. You can look up court cases and death and marriage records why not Hiv/Aids? Just saying I'd rather be safe than sorry. Know than not know.
If results are public and in a national database I believe there will be less new cases because people will be able to find out for themselves. Not everybody will be honest about being positive and there are enough people in the world today that are positive that they will be able to get together.
Condom or not it would be nice to know if the person I'm getting ready to have sex with has HIV. I would also like to know if one of the guys I play basket ball with is infected or my barber or the sandwich maker at my local subway. Obviously sex and blood swapping is the most common way to contract it, but I would like to be informed about the people I'm in regular contact with. I think their should be laws in all Countries that keep population statistics to make public HIV infected people. A HIV infected person should also have it stated on their driver license that they are infected in case of an car accident or injury where blood is exposed.
I don't think it should be a list with names, but possibly a list with social security or license numbers. This will make it a bit more private for those with the disease. The list also does not need to be easily accessible. Maybe the information can only be given out by medical professionals... Just some ideas.
In the days of the Spartan Legion and the Greek Warriors, they had to kill individuals who would be a detriment to society. Today every country houses individuals who suffer from the horrible disease of AIDS. Of course no one wants anybody to suffer, but it happens. AIDS individuals should have to register with a database resembling a sex-offender registry, but of course they're aren't criminal. Law Enforcement should be able to find out if an individual has aids or not so they can put on gloves or something...
HIV can be transmitted through a large amount of blood or body fluids. It is important for the whole school community to know if somebody is HIV positive so that they could prevent themselves from getting sick and keep us and them healthy. In a school community, HIV could be transmitted through bloody noses, sharing blood with friends, and sharing dirty needles while taking drugs or giving shots. If we educate each other on the effects of HIV, we can help stop the spread. For example, if a teacher must go to help a student with a bloody nose, they will know to use universal precautions regardless of whether or not they are HIV positive. However, it would be much simpler if the teacher simply knew if the student was HIV positive or not. The students will also know ways to prevent HIV from spreading to them with knowledge like covering up wounds and not sharing dirty needles.
HIV/AIDs is a very serious infection/disease that can potentially lead to death in a very short time if someone does not know they are infected. It is very important that all people are tested even if there blood is being taken for a very different reason and it is very important it become public record. If it were public record, that would eliminate the stress involved with bringing it to the attention of a sexual partner. People should still be required to verbalize it, but if they don't...it should be public record.
Some people were just careless and didn't use protection when they had multiple sex partners so basically those are the one's that just don't care if they give it to somebody else. I think the counties were we stay should post it like they do the registered sex offenders so everyone would be aware.
You mustt tell the people that you are sick and that you can be possible the one to give it to another perosn with out trying to do so and you will feel terrible for the fact that you may most probably have killed someone and that will be on you conscience for ever and ever and ever and ever
Yes, this should be public information. Do you want your life ruined because someone who knows he or she has HIV/AIDS didn't say anything before you had relations with him or her? That is the reason why so many people have it now. Not only should it be public information, but it should also be attempted murder for spreading after knowing you have it. Just my two cents.
If the person is not responsible with their actions people need to know. I am dealing with this at this time. An employee at my waifs work just got arrested for indecent exposure at a hot spot of openly sexually active people. This person then turns around comes to work after the arrest and states I have AIDS and starts using it scare other employees.
I believe this should be made public because of the "secrecy" problem. My husband was with a gay guy sexually for years, and we just found out about his status at the hospital through on overlook on the nurse's part. *she left his chart open*. Thank goodness we are both negative. Turns out when my husband first got with him at the age of 14, nonetheless, the guy already knew his status, but decided having a young boy to play with was more important than the child's health. So, yes. It should be made public. Something this important and life altering should not be in the shadows. If this shouldn't be made public, then sex offenders who have served their time shouldn't be on the registry either.
Unfortunately certain steps must be taken to protect the broader public from the irresponsibility of some, not all, people. Some people have chosen to live in a way that has put themselves at risk for disease; and maybe with out them even being aware of the infection. Some are just selfish and don't care about the welfare of others, they intentionally get involved sexually with people knowing they're infected. So whether we like it or not these unfortunate steps must be taken.
I believe people have a right to know. That doesn't entail discrimination or a furthering of stigma, but aids and hiv kill people. To find out an ex you thought you could trust failed to mention the hooker in reno would be devastating and effect the rest of your natural life.
Individuals who have HIV or AIDS should be a matter of public record, because of the serious health risks. A public registry of HIV and AIDS patients would protect the general public from contamination. This policy would also make it easier to prevent predators from spreading this deadly disease. The public's right to know and protect themselves is more important than the individual's right to privacy.
HIV/AIDS is a private health issue and should not be made public. Who else would want their health issues put out like that. We don't do that with hep3 patients. Their is to much of a stigma put out about HIV/aids patients who the are what they how they got it and so on. Putting out or registering PWA's is like registering sex offenders. Next thing you know people would want to tattoo them with numbers and send them to a camp. Does any of this sound familiar?
I see no reason that all people who are HIV positive should have everyone know about it. It cannot be spread through touching or any outward way at all. The only people who need to know would be the person who has the disease, any sexual partners, and the diseased's doctors. The fact that someone is HIV positive can often lead them to be stereotyped. If you don't have a chance to contract the disease, why should you know into another person's private life?
An individual's HIV status should not be disclosed to the public under any circumstances. Through universal education of the importance of practicing safe first-aid procedures and sexual acts, an individual's privacy can be preserved. It should be the responsibility of the infected person to disclose their status with others on an as-needed basis. This should not be publicized as those infected may be ostracized and isolated due to their status. We must remember that there are other ways of contracting the HIV virus besides unsafe sexual practices. Some are born with the virus if their mother had contracted it. Those who have the HIV virus should not be treated as a second-class citizen merely because of the status of their health. To prevent this, we should allow them full disclosure of their status as they see fit instead of parading it around publicly. To prevent the spread of the disease, education among high-risk professions and/or high-risk individuals is key. By educating the public, we can prevent the spread of all bloodbourne pathogens and sexually transmitted diseases.
People can be judgmental to people with HIV. Whether we like it or not, some people just do not accept these people into society. According to strict governmental regulations by the ADA act, people have the right to conceal this information. A lot of HIV positive people are discriminated and not hired, shunned, and bullied for their disability. So, they have the right to protect this info to avoid this.
Firing someone from their job is not the only reason, but people that are HIV positive might be discriminated and judged. I don't think that if it was made public people would not be able to be educated about if you touch that person you won't get it. I mean for many, many, years that has been the common way in which countless disease are spread. Whats to stop this one from not getting in peoples heads?
When you test for aids, and you are hiv positive, it should be a personal choice, especially in schools. Where the chances of receiving are very minimal. This is a universal debate, but at least in America there is the bill of rights protecting the patent's right to tell another person.
HIV/AIDS needs to be disclosed when engaging in sexual activity with another person, however why make it public? It is the responsibility of you, whom is engaging in sex with another individual, to make sure they are clean as well as you. Take responsibility for your own actions. Are you honestly that stupid to take word for someone who admits they are 'clean' without any proof? Furthermore, whether it is herpes, hepatitis C or HIV, it is your responsibility to protect yourself by not making a decision to have safe sex with another person until you both get tested to prove you are both negative. Trust your gut. Not your hormones. People say it will help with sex offenders, whether or not they have a disease or not, they will pursue but don't be dumb enough to end up in that situation in the first place and regardless of their status, they will pursue. And if you choose to be promiscuous, know the facts, get educated in possible consequences and if something goes wrong, you are the only one to blame since you were dumb enough to engage in it in the first place. The only way to make sure, is get tested as well as your partner or random and if not, practice safe sex. Even if you contract a disease while having safe sex with a random, your fault still for trusting a random with your health. You can only blame yourself.
Having HIV/AIDS should not mean that your medical history is known to everyone. Your life should still be just as private as a healthy person's. As long as you are not transmitting the disease to others, then there is no reason that you should have to publicize the fact that you have the disease.
HIV/AIDS is not an easily contracted disease. The only way for transmittance is through bodily fluids. For example, if a person with HIV/AIDS were to have an open wound, then the only way another person could contract it is if they had an open wound. So long as the general population is educated on how to deal with bodily fluids and universal precautions, the risk of transmittance is decreased to a point where a person should be able to maintain their privacy.
Deciding whether or not to disclose one's medical condition is a difficult choice, and everyone must be allowed to make it on their own. In many areas, someone could be ostracized for revealing that they have HIV/AIDS, and there is no compelling public interest to force them to do so.
people have many diseases, the only differnce is that this has become a disease for societies undesireables, mainly the "coloreds and the gays". having this become public knowledge would likiely inspire 'righteous' violence against those who may carry the virus, unfortunately this has been seen throughout history. why not make a public list of people who are suffering from all contageous diseases, so as to prevent transmission, because it its indeed a matter of public health.
Patient-Doctor confidentiality is a legal right. If one's status is made public record, the epidemic is more likely to spiral out of control as more people will be afraid to get tested in the first place. I would much rather someone know whether they are infected and take measures to contain it than have people be too frightened to know the truth and gamble with their lives and the health of people around them.
Publicizing that someone has AIDS could lead to discrimination, hate crimes, and possible ostracism from society. If there is the possibility that people diagnosed with AIDS will be named publicly, many people would choose to not be tested, resulting in a lack of treatment and a greater possibility of spreading it. As with any disease, those with AIDS should be free to choose to whom they wish to divulge this information.
It would be a horrendous invasion of privacy if any medical conditions were made public knowledge. If this information were given out it would be extremely cruel and unethical. People who are hateful might take this as a good reason to harm people or refuse to hire them. Having HIV/AIDS is personal; it's not a matter for the government to deal with at all. If an unethical leader hopes to shame homosexuals they will quickly discover that many people are born with AIDS!
Legislation has been passed that protects individuals from having their medical information disclosed without their consent. HIV/AIDS is no exception. Disclosing this information publicly not only violates the privacy of those infected but it without a doubt cause cases of discrimination. Most people with this condition are very careful not to spread the disease. Those who are not usually do so through drug use or casual sex. It is the responsibility of non-infected individuals to protect themselves.
An individual's health condition is private. She or he should be in control of whom they share this private information. It would be a violation of a person's civil liberties to make this information public. I have no doubt that, in the United States, this would not be allowed under the Constitution.
The publicizing of one's HIV/AIDS status can, even in this day and age, result in unwarranted bias. There are still the uninformed who believed that the disease can be passed via casual contact and are uninformed about just how healthy a lifestyle an HIV/AIDS sufferer can live with the proper medication. Maintaining the privacy of this interest is in the best interest of the individual.
A person with HIV or AIDS should have the right to keep that information private. However, if the infected individual is holding an employment position where there is a possibility (however remote) of infecting customers (for example a tattoo artist) then the information should be made available to anyone that it might affect.
Individuals HIV/AIDS status should be kept private because any medical condition should be something that is confidential between the person and their medical team and insurance unless that person chooses to disclose to others. Just because something is feared doesn't mean that people should have to suffer unduly because of other's fears.
The fact that an individual has HIV/AIDS should not be made public to protect the individual's privacy and prevent harassment. There will always be a small segment of society that will persecute anyone different than the norm, and the disclosure of those with HIV/AIDS is tantamount to public torture. Should we make public the identity of others with diseases that are a risk to public health such as Herpes and Swine Flu?
HIV/AIDS can only be transmitted through the exchange of blood or body fluids; it cannot be spread through air, water, food or casual contact such as handshake. Accordingly, people who interact with a person who has HIV/AIDS will not "catch" the disease. Also, if infected individuals are required to make their health information public, they could easily become the targets of discrimination in the workplace. HIV/AIDS requires expensive, long-term treatment and I believe most employers would be reluctant to hire anyone with this condition.
I believe that individuals who have HIV/AIDS should not have that information made to the public because it poses no general health risk and violates medical privacy as well as deter future patients from seeking medical care due to the publics awareness. An individuals right to privacy in regards to their medical history is a notion that the public should not do away with to simply reveal who has AIDS/HIV. The AIDS/HIV disease is not one that is easily passed between individuals so the risk to the general population is low. In addition, individuals who fear they may have AIDS/HIV will not seek out treatment because they fear the repercussions if the public is made aware of their condition.
Guarding privacy in health care is something that is taken very seriously nowadays. A person who has AIDS or is HIV positive has a right to privacy just like anyone else. There is still a great deal of fear about this disease and a lot of misinformation about how you can contract it. Unless there are circumstances which make it necessary to disclose this information, like if the person is injured, this should remain private.
Unless the person in question is in a situation where non-disclosure of their HIV/AIDS health status would adversely affect the public (i.e. health care workers, doctors, dentists, teachers, emergency response personnel, etc.) it should not be disclosed. Health information should be confidential, and should remain so unless the person specifically discloses it. There should be no forced public disclosure.
There are countless viruses and illnesses that are contagious. However, they are not made public. A person's medical background is confidential information. HIV and AIDS is no different from any other virus. There is no reason why anyone needs to know this information. If medical information were made available publicly, there would be numerous ramifications, including discrimination.
The idea of making everyone who has been diagnosed with HIV inform the general public of the diagnosis is just silly. You don't get HIV from having lunch with someone or bumping into someone on the street. People with HIV should make their own decisions with regards to who knows about their condition and who doesn't. They should certainly let any potential sexual partners know about the condition before engaging in intercourse but other than that they should be allowed to keep their entire life private from everyone if they so choose.
By requiring HIV/AIDS patients to publicly disclose their disease, you are opening them up to a lifetime of discrimination. People have equated HIV/AIDS patients to criminals, sex offenders, and "the guilty". (Guilty of what, I do not know). I have already read the many examples of discrimination through the arguments of the yes voters. You aren't protecting anyone by making a public record. It's not just potential sexual partners that can access the record. It's anyone. Good luck trying to get a job if the boss of the company you are applying for is uneducated about the disease. People will treat the diseased people differently and most likely ostracize them. If you really want to stop the disease from spreading, educate and protect YOURSELF.
This is a health condition just like other killer diseases including diabetes, and heart disease. Despite the fact that it is contagious, it doesn't mean that people should be black listed. This could add to more stigma than support. Knowing the status of your condition voluntarily is a proactive approach, that helps people realize the importance of their health. What is perhaps needed is more education: http://tainersposts.Blogspot.Com/2013/11/should-hiv-and-aids-awareness-be-taught.Html
Why? Because everyone deserves a private life. None of us have the right to judge others for what they're if they have this disease okay it wasn't their choice. If We don't want to get contagious with HIV we should be more precautionary and use protection that's why Condoms were made for!!! Come on People YOU DON'T WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR PRIVATE LIFE DO YOU ?
Why don't we just throw the HIPPA laws out the window. Then when all the hiv people can't work we should pay them and provide nice housing and food. We should allow segregation back into our nation as well. Oh and as soon as something bad happens in the neighborhood lets just blame the hiv person as well... The answer is find a cure or keep to yourself and don't take chances including driving a car.
Making such thing public will only cause more corruption in communities. What is the main point in having such register?? Don't you think some level of confidentiality with doctor and patient should be kept?? The entire public doesn't need to know one's status. In the same way sometimes you don't even know who one might vote for in an election. There is no need to have a public register of Aids patients and that's FINAL!!
I put myself in their shoes and the feeling would not be pleasant in any way. We need to understand their plight and have it at the back of our minds that the society is still not receptive to the fact that HIV is just a condition like any other. Alot has to be done in terms of public education before we can even think of making names of HIV/AIDS patients public.
Discrimination on the job... And some jobs would not hire because of your status. And as far as sexually .... People in casual relationships should always wear protection regardless of any ones status. Now if you are in a serious relationship and marriage is a factor, it would be good idea to be tested, but remember just because someone has tested negative there is still a chance 3-5 years later that the person can become positive if were ever exposed. So 1 test doesn't seal the deal.