Archive for January 8th, 2009

Extended Mandatory HIV Testing Raises Debate in Malaysia

The government of Malaysia has proposed for an expansion of its current ruling on mandatory HIV screening for all married couples. The revised mandatory testing policy would include all Muslim couples who seek to get married. The extension was first suggested by various organizations in the country, including non-Muslim groups, saying that HIV transmission can only be curbed through mandatory testing of all couples.Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak has expressed support for extending the policy,…