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SHOULD CHILDREN HOSPITAL AUTOMATICALLY TEST

my son school took him to the ER cause of a lump on his throat..a whole nother story..but i was sitting here typing on of my other post..he saw it an mentioned to me that the local Children Hospital test kids over 12 for AIDS/STD'S now..not sure if its with or without their permisson..
what do u think good or bad idea...he said he took one...

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FreeSpriT4eva

Asked by FreeSpriT4eva at 9:57 PM on Sep. 13, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • its a great idea. why would someone have a problem with potentially finding out something early though to treat it? HIV can be transmitted a host of different ways, outside of sex.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 9:59 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • imo it's a good idea. you wouldn't believe the rate of gonorrhea and chlamydia in middle school

    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:59 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I think they should. The doctors need to know if they and others are at risk while in their care so they could take extra precautions.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 10:00 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I don't think it's a bad idea, necessarily, but I do think the parents should give consent.
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 10:00 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • those tests have to be ordered by a physician and the order has to be medically indicated by the patient's history and presentation. random testing doesn't just happen. OMG
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 10:24 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Yup because most parents dont even know their kids are having sex.
    mekarevell

    Answer by mekarevell at 8:51 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

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