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A Human Rights Approach to HIV Testing: Voluntary, Mandatory or Routine?

The various articles in the latest publication from the AIDS Legal Network (ALN) South Africa analyse different HIV testing models and approaches from a human rights perspective, and examine the extent to which the global call to scale up HIV testing, through the model of ‘provider-initiated opt-out routine testing’, creates an environment in which the fundamental human right to make an informed choice whether or not to test for HIV can be upheld, respected and protected.

The International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW) outlines our fears that the UN strategy, particularly if tests are opt out, service provider initiated, will take the control from women and men to decide and prepare themselves for tests and for results. (2006)

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