Outcomes of the Symposium on HIV Testing and Human Rights

HIV testing report_draft.inddThere are increasing calls by public health authorities and policy-makers to modify or abandon the well-established model of voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) for HIV in favour of models that do not necessarily preserve the elements of informed consent, pre- and post-test counselling and confi dentiality of test results.

This report summarizes the conclusions of a symposium on the subject of human rights concerns raised by these proposals by a group of people living with HIV, researchers, human rights advocates, service providers, and representatives of international organizations.

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