HIV/AIDS reduces the relevance of the principle of individual medical confidentiality among the Bantu people of Southern Africa

@article{Ndebele2008HIVAIDSRT,
  title={HIV/AIDS reduces the relevance of the principle of individual medical confidentiality among the Bantu people of Southern Africa},
  author={P. Ndebele and J. Mfutso-Bengo and F. Masiye},
  journal={Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics},
  year={2008},
  volume={29},
  pages={331-340}
}
The principle of individual medical confidentiality is one of the moral principles that Africa inherited unquestioningly from the West as part of Western medicine. The HIV/AIDS pandemic in Southern Africa has reduced the relevance of the principle of individual medical confidentiality. Individual medical confidentiality has especially presented challenges for practitioners among the Bantu communities that are well known for their social inter-connectedness and the way they value their extended… Expand
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