Informed Consent for HIV Testing in a South African Hospital: Is It Truly Informed and Truly Voluntary?
Karim, Quarraisha Abdool
Karim, Salim S. Abdool
Coovadia, Hoosen M.
American Journal of Public Health. 1998 Apr; 88(4): 637-640.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess informed consent to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing in a perinatal HIV transmission study in a major referral hospital serving a largely Black population in South Africa. METHODS: First-time antenatal clinic attenders who were randomly selected from those enrolled in the perinatal HIV study (n = 56) answered questionnaires before and after counseling. RESULTS: Knowledge of HIV transmission and prevention, high at the outset, was little improved after counseling. The acceptance rate for HIV testing was high. Despite assurances that participation was voluntary, 88% of the women said they felt compelled to participate in the study. CONCLUSIONS: Informed consent in this setting was truly informed but not truly voluntary.
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