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Pregnant women and mandatory AIDS testing debate

Should pregnant women go through mandatory AIDS testing?

Are at least 4 sources in favor of your position on your chosen issue peer-reviewed journals?

Does at least 1 source provide a counterargument to your position peer-reviewed literature?

Do you report on and address the counterargument by arguing why your chosen position is more logical than the opposing position?

Do you encourage your reader to work toward social change?

600 words of article notes are delivered.

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Welcome warmly to BM! I offer 600 words of my notes and references to help you. Please rate 5/5 accordingly.

As you briefly identify a social problem that exists in society and take a stance or position on the issue, I strongly support mandatory AIDS testing for pregnant mothers. After traveling to over 50 countries, I've seen firsthand the effects of mother-to-child HIV transmission and the negative effects on both mothers and kids, so I deem it the right action ethically, educationally, medically, socially, economically, etc.

One article concurs:
Clark, P. A. (2006). MOTHER-TO-CHILD TRANSMISSION OF HIV IN BOTSWANA: AN ETHICAL PERSPECTIVE ON MANDATORY TESTING. Developing World Bioethics, 6(1), 1-12.

Clark clearly demonstrates how there are an "...estimated 600,000 newborns infected yearly, 90% of them living in sub-Saharan Africa. Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, an estimated 5.1 million children worldwide have been infected with HIV." By looking at the effects of voluntary testing in Botswana, in particular, the research is clear "...that mandatory HIV testing of all pregnant women in conjunction with the implementation of a full package of interventions would save thousands of lives - mothers, newborns and ...

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600 words of article notes are given to discuss if pregnant women should endure mandatory AIDS testing.

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