HIV/AIDS: Group versus Individual Right

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJPH.2013.05.01.Art014

Authors : Oladimeji AkeemAkinyemi, Arilewola Abosede Omotola


HIV/AIDS management keeps on evolving since its discovery, so also are the ethical issues surrounding it. Policies formulated and laws enacted by various nations also keep on changing like the mutant variants of the virus itself. International organisations (WHO, UNHCR) guidelines have been instrumental to streamline the ethical issues about HIV/AIDS worldwide. Disparities in implementation of the guidelines still exist among nations despite the guidelines. To certain extent, this may be due to cultural differences. This article explains the ethical issues on HIV/AIDS in relation to “Individual vs. Group/community rights”

Keywords: HIV/AIDS; mutant; WHO; UNHCR; ethical issues; guidelines.


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