AIDS: Human Rights and Responsibilities
Hospital Practice (Office Edition). 1994 Feb 15; 29(2): 155-157, 161-164.
As epidemiology changes and new therapies emerge, the focus of disease control is shifting from the voluntary to the mandatory. This is reflected in debates about routine HIV testing of newborns and the confidentiality of HIV-infected adults. Other issues include access to unproven drugs, the problems posed by co-infection with TB, and prevention through needle and condom distribution.
Adults; Aids; Aids Serodiagnosis; Communicable Diseases; Confidentiality; Contact Tracing; Consent; Disease; Drugs; Discrimination; Education; Employment; Epidemiology; Health; Health Education; Health Personnel; HIV Seropositivity; Homosexuals; Human Rights; Informed Consent; Mandatory Programs; Medicine; Newborns; Occupational Exposure; Political Activity; Preventive Medicine; Public Health; Public Policy; Rights; Responsibilities; Social Discrimination; Trends; Tuberculosis; Voluntary Programs;
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Bayer, Ronald; Edington, Claire (2009-06)Two years ago, in May 2007, UNAIDS and WHO issued new guidelines on HIV testing. Prepared to meet the demands of the AIDS pandemic and the prospects of extending the benefits of antiretroviral therapy to regions where ...