Opt-out routine testing: the case has not been made

Grover, Anand
December 2006
HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review;Dec2006, Vol. 11 Issue 2/3, p68
The article summarizes the debate on opt-out routine HIV testing and discusses the potential pitfalls of such an approach. The current push for routine testing raises a number of human rights and public health concerns, like routine testing may dispense with informed consent and pre-test counseling. It has been concluded that the content of pre-test counseling has to change so that HIV testing is seen as a positive step for an individual to take.


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