Legal authority for HIV testing of adolescents.

@article{North1990LegalAF,
  title={Legal authority for HIV testing of adolescents.},
  author={R. L. North},
  journal={Journal of adolescent health care : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={
          176-87
        }
}
  • R. L. North
  • Published 1990
  • Medicine
  • Journal of adolescent health care : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adolescents has been reported in a number of studies, but little attention has been given to the potential for an epidemic spread among inner city adolescents. Voluntary HIV testing and counseling without parental consent should be available to all adolescents, especially those at high risk of infection. Although physicians may fear legal liability as a consequence of testing and counseling adolescents without parental permission, legal authority… Expand
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