Informed consent for HIV testing in a South African hospital: is it truly informed and truly voluntary?

@article{Karim1998InformedCF,
  title={Informed consent for HIV testing in a South African hospital: is it truly informed and truly voluntary?},
  author={Quarraisha Abdool Karim and Salim S Abdool Karim and Hoosen M. Coovadia and Mervyn Susser},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1998},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={
          637-40
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess informed consent to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing in a perinatal HIV transmission study in a major referral hospital serving a largely Black population in South Africa. METHODS First-time antenatal clinic attenders who were randomly selected from those enrolled in the perinatal HIV study (n = 56) answered questionnaires before and after counseling. RESULTS Knowledge of HIV transmission and prevention, high at the outset, was… CONTINUE READING

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