Archive for August 7th, 2008

Tanzania Government Rejects Calls for Mandatory HIV Testing

The government of Tanzania has rejected advice by lawmakers about making HIV/ AIDS testing compulsory for public servants and job seekers. This decision was aired by Health and Social Welfare deputy minister Aisha Kigoda in front of the African country’s National Assembly, saying that the idea was untenable because such exercise would lead to stigmatization and discrimination of people living with the virus.”The government is not in support of the MP’s idea of making the exercise a precondition …