Rethinking HIV exceptionalism: the ethics of opt-out HIV testing in sub-Saharan Africa.

  title={Rethinking HIV exceptionalism: the ethics of opt-out HIV testing in sub-Saharan Africa.},
  author={Michael David April},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={88 9},
Opt-out testing for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) incorporates testing as a routine part of health care for all patients unless they refuse. The ethics of this approach to testing in sub-Saharan Africa is a source of controversy. Opt-out HIV testing is expected to improve survival by increasing case detection and thus linking more HIV-infected people to earlier treatment, provided there is effective patient follow-up and programme sustainability. At the population level, these benefits… CONTINUE READING

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