<i>Confidentiality, Testing, and Reproductive Choice</i>

Theodore J. Stein

in The Social Welfare of Women and Children with HIV and AIDS

Published in print May 1998 | ISBN: 9780195109429
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865772 | DOI:

Series: Child Welfare: A Series in Child Welfare Practice, Policy, and Research

Confidentiality, Testing, and Reproductive Choice

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This chapter focuses on the issue of HIV testing. The chapter is divided into four parts. Part I reviews the issues that gave rise to laws addressing confidentiality and testing for HIV and AIDS. Part II considers the legal framework that emerged at the federal level and in the states to govern testing and confidentiality. Part III examines the specific issues affecting women, such as pressure to be tested before becoming pregnant and pressure to choose abortion over childbirth for women who are HIV-positive. A summary of the chapter is presented in Part IV.

Keywords: HIV testing; pregnant women; HIV-positive women; AIDS testing; social policy

Chapter.  13603 words. 

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