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GOVERNMENT TO MAKE PRE-MARITAL AIDS TEST COMPULSORY

aids-test-3To check the spread of AIDS in the city, the state government is soon going to make pre-marital AIDS test compulsory. Maharashtra state has the highest rate of disease prevailing in the city. Amongst the diseases the highly prevalent is AIDS. In an attempt to check the growth of diseases, the state government has formed a committee to check the feasibility of making a pre-marital HIV test mandatory. The committee consists of MLAs, doctors, members of the health ministry and a representative of the Maharashtra Law Graduates’ Association, which had initiated this idea in 2004. Since then this proposal had received many rejections but the members finally hope that the state will pass the proposal soon. A NMTV Bureau Report.

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