Minority with HIV infection must be identified

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7000.328b (Published 29 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:328
  1. Eric L Smith,
  2. Ali Raddadi,
  3. Obaid Bin Obaid,
  4. Sherif Abdullah
  1. Head of dermatology and venereology Consultant dermatologist Associate consultant Registrar King Khalid Hospital, PO Box 9515, Jeddah 21423, Saudi Arabia

    EDITOR,--We fully support the conclusions of J A Evans and colleagues.1 In Saudi Arabia, where we practise, all antenatal patients are tested for HIV. Current philosophy emphasises respect for the human rights of people infected with HIV. The associated policies give little consideration to the rights of those who are not infected—and who is more innocent than the unborn child? Present policies concerning anonymity, confidentiality, and the rights of …

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