Title

Mandatory HIV Testing in Newborns: Not Yet, Maybe Never

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 1996

Publication Title

Journal of Clinical Ethics

Keywords

HIV testing, AIDS, HIV/AIDS, newborns

Abstract

As I understand the issue before us in "The Ethics of Mandatory HIV Testing in Newborns": (JCE 7, no. 1), the problem presented is one of (qualified) success. It is now possible to provide some medical interventions to fetuses and newborns at risk for HIV, interventions that hold out the hope of substantially decreasing the rate of vertical transmission. But with the good news comes the bad: this success may come at the price of putting yet additional burdens on pregnant women and mothers infected with HIV.

Volume

7

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