Community and Individual Considerations in Legislation and Test Policy Regarding HIV-Infection in the Nordic Countries -- a Cross National Comparative Study
Christensen, Birgit Westphal
Social Science and Medicine. 1989; 29(4): 577-584.
The purpose of the study is to facilitate international co-operation and national development on AIDS-policy by describing and comparing the programmes on the control of AIDS in the five Nordic countries. This article is focusing especially on community and individual considerations in legislation and test policy regarding HIV-infection in relation to general testing, testing of special groups, registration, voluntariness and confidentiality...The analysis of the data demonstrates that all the Nordic countries are seeking compromises which try to satisfy individual as well as community needs...Compared with international recommendation, national AIDS-policies in the Nordic countries in some instances do not fully respect voluntariness and confidentiality....
Aids; Aids Serodiagnosis; Confidentiality; Counseling; Donors; Duty to Warn; Data Banks; Education; Health; Health Care; Health Care Delivery; Health Education; Health Personnel; HIV Seropositivity; Legal Obligations; Legal Rights; Legislation; Mandatory Testing; Mass Screening; Military Personnel; Patients; Pregnant Women; Prisoners; Public Health; Public Policy; Rights; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Survey;
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Community and Individual Considerations in Legislation and Test Policy Regarding HIV-Infection in the Nordic Countries -- a Cross National Comparative Study Krasnik, Allan; Bjoerner, Jakob; and Christensen, Birgit Westphal (1989)