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={Q. Abdool Karim and S. A. Abdool Karim and H. Coovadia and M. Susser},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1998},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={
          637-40
        }
}
  • Q. Abdool Karim, S. A. Abdool Karim, +1 author M. Susser
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine
  • American journal of public health
  • 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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