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Should hsv-1 infeted people be considered untouchables by the remaining 10% un-infected population. Seems indian caste system is relevant for health?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Life is more complex

Life is much too complex to think about segregating people with non-severe illnesses.
Everybody has something! that means there are no perfect people, not even little babies. Everyone has some germ or problem that other people do not want. But in order to live as a well functioning society, we all have to take some risks and live among fellow humans. To avoid all "germs", one must live all alone.

In brief: Life is more complex

Life is much too complex to think about segregating people with non-severe illnesses.
Everybody has something! that means there are no perfect people, not even little babies. Everyone has some germ or problem that other people do not want. But in order to live as a well functioning society, we all have to take some risks and live among fellow humans. To avoid all "germs", one must live all alone.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

That is an absolutely disgusting and despicable way to treat any group of people, especially one with an illness.
The indian caste system is horrid - even gandhi spoke out against it. And I am of indian descent. You should become educated about things such as hsv-1 to learn how it is transmitted. Furthermore, most people with HSV do not show overt signs. Just wait until you acquire hsv!

In brief: No

That is an absolutely disgusting and despicable way to treat any group of people, especially one with an illness.
The indian caste system is horrid - even gandhi spoke out against it. And I am of indian descent. You should become educated about things such as hsv-1 to learn how it is transmitted. Furthermore, most people with HSV do not show overt signs. Just wait until you acquire hsv!
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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