Opinion

Why HIV testing needs informed consent

2 Comments
  • D. says:

    I was just going in for cancer revision surgery, (my 7th surgery in 3 years) when the doctor involuntarily tested me for HIV all of a sudden. I didn’t provide consent nor did I even know it was being done until 3 days later. It was all over my intake notes with “excessive tattoos” and “childhood abuse”.
    I feel attacked.

Authors

Amy Wah

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Amy Wah is a policy Lawyer at the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

Sandra Ka Hon Chu

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Sandra Ka Hon Chu is Director of Research and Advocacy at the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

Ryan Peck

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Ryan Peck is Executive Director at the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

Cécile Kazatchkine

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Cécile Kazatchkine is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

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