Mandatory Disclosure of HIV Status and Ethics Persuasive Essay by koietam

Mandatory Disclosure of HIV Status and Ethics
Is mandatory disclosure of HIV status of healthcare workers ethical?
# 2778 | 2,900 words | 10 sources | 2001 | BG

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This paper attempt to prove that the mandatory disclosure of HIV/AIDS status violates basic human rights. The author also addresses the question of how the very concept of human rights relates to ethics.

From the Paper:

"According to the latest statistics in the year 2000 alone, 5.3 million people worldwide have been infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The number of people already living with HIV is 36.1 million worldwide. When the first case of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) caused by HIV was reported twenty years ago, perceptions about the disease were different. Since 5 June 1981, the history of AIDS has witnessed an evolution from an object of medical curiosity to a complex health issue with political, economical, human security and ethical dimensions. Today AIDS is also a workplace issue since HIV positive people have the ability and, moreover, the need to maintain their employment. Should they disclose HIV status, however? No equitable answer is available and discussions on the topic are intense."

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