The Ethical Approach to AIDS: A Bibliographical Review
Journal of Medical Ethics. 1990 Mar; 16(1): 14-27.
This...study involved first the exploitation of four data-banks: Medline, CNRS, Bioethics and AIDS, with the following key words (in conjunction with AIDS): ethics, human rights, confidentiality, legislation, jurisprudence. A total of 412 references were listed between 1983 and the end of 1987. Examination of the quantitative increase of articles over these years shows that, while references to AIDS and/or HIV infection -- referred to as 'AIDS' for brevity -- increased by about one third per year, the number of papers treating ethical problems linked to AIDS doubled each year. This increase makes it clear that these problems are important and pressing, that they are evolving rapidly and can be given no easy solution. After reading and analysis of accessible articles in readily comprehensible languages, the different themes can be classified in two categories: 1 -- Measures intended to protect society...; 2 -- Measures intended to protect the individual....
Aids; Aids Serodiagnosis; Bioethics; Confidentiality; Duty to Warn; Discrimination; Ethics; Government; Health; Health Personnel; Human Experimentation; Human Rights; International Aspects; Legal Aspects; Legislation; Literature; Mass Screening; Patient Care; Public Health; Public Policy; Quarantine; Refusal to Treat; Regulation; Review; Rights; Social Discrimination;
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