New rapid HIV test opens Pandora's box of ethical concerns

Sibbald, Barbara
May 2000
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/30/2000, Vol. 162 Issue 11, p1600
Academic Journal
States concerns about the rapid screening HIV test approved by Health Canada. How it is the first HIV test possible outside a laboratory; False positive results, poor counseling and lack of proper consent which could occur; How the test could be abused by employers or family members.


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