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HIV and AIDS: Testing, Screening, and Confidentiality

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7211.715a (Published 11 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:715
  1. D Sicard, chief of internal medicine
  1. Groupe Hospitalier Cochin, Paris, France

    Rebecca Bennett, Charles A Erin


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    Clarendon Press, £35, pp 302

    ISBN 0 19 823801 0

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    It is not so much because of the seriousness of HIV infection or its universal spread that human rights are at stake, but more because of the moral connotation, the public revelation of intimacy, and the discrimination linked to the factors of transmission that are implied by the infection. No other disease associates both the physical anguish of death and the existential anguish of …

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