TITLE

HIV exceptionalism and ethical concerns surrounding HIV testing

AUTHOR(S)
O'HARA, KEVIN MICHAEL
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
JAAPA: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (;Apr2011, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p66
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay is presented on the ethical concerns regarding consent for HIV antibody testing and introduces the concept of HIV exceptionalism. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) changes the HIV testing policy to enhance the numbers tested. The author notes that mandatory counselling and informed written consent are not likely to be consistent with bioethical practice. Meanwhile, HIV exceptionalism signifies the tendency to treat health issues differently from an HIV infection.
ACCESSION #
60528047

 

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