n South African Medical Journal - Should HIV be a notifiable disease? Old questions with some new arguments : forum - opinion
|Article Title||Should HIV be a notifiable disease? Old questions with some new arguments : forum - opinion|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (RHI), 2 Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (RHI), 3 University of the Witwatersrand, 4 University of the Witwatersrand, 5 University of the Witwatersrand, 6 University of Sussex, UK and 7 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Sep 2014|
|Pages||607 - 609|
HIV notification enters national debate regularly, often introduced by politicians and supported by many individual healthcare workers. We argue that its proponents advance confused or poorly informed rationales for making HIV notifiable. We present reasons why making HIV notifiable would be inappropriate in South Africa, why the public health benefits of a notification programme are not even likely, and why there are risks of public health and human rights harms.
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