Guiding principles on Ethical issues in HIV surveillance

by Amy L. Fairchild and Ronald Bayer
UNAIDS/WHO Working Group on Global HIV/AIDS and STI Surveillance
World Health Organization, 2013

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Over the past decade, the global effort to monitor the spread of HIV led to an expansion of data collection systems to enable health professionals to better track the epidemic and behaviours that mitigate or contribute to its spread. Some of the new data collection systems raise new questions related to protecting respondents as human research subjects, while other systems, long in use, must be reviewed in this age of wider treatment availability. These changes underscore a heightened need for renewed attention to ethical issues in HIV surveillance.

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