Saturday, December 25, 2010

Should foreigners be tested for Aids?

An accurate article from a top North America magazine "Time" about foreigners having mandatory HIV tests here in Korea.  But, let's be clear about the situation.  Prostitutes, entertainers and migrant workers are exempt, it's only the ESL teachers.  Unbelievably. 

Brian's commentary here.

2 comments:

Sandra said...

Perhaps the question shouldn't be whether foreign teachers should be tested, but why isn't everyone.

Everyone should be aware of their status, irrespective of their line of work, age or race. I say test them all! It's quick, it's cheap and takes very little of anyone's time.

Jackie Bolen said...

I understand wanting to test people for Aids before letting them into your country for work. I totally, totally get that. My issue is why aren't all the foreigners who come here for work tested?

Testing all the Koreans too? That opens up a whole new can of worms. Can you imagine the uproar if the Canadian or US government tried to do it? It's people's right to know, or not.