Diagnosis of HIV and counseling: A case report

Y. P. Raghavendra Babu, Nitin Joseph, K. Kishan, Prashanth Narayan Dixit

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Abstract

A positive HIV test has far reaching implications for any individual. Rapid HIV testing should not imply quick patient management. Health care workers and counsellors must ensure that HIV testing is done within the accepted norms and standards of proper patient care. Pre and post HIV test counseling is required for persons undergoing all HIV testing regardless of the testing method, but this aspect is not adhered to leading to many ethical issues as to the rights of the HIV infected people, especially in relation to the mode of disclosure of HIV status to infected people. Disclosure of HIV positive status calls for a sensitive approach by the health authorities, as an insensitive approach can lead to devastating results leading to death of the unfortunate victim to end his/her life prematurely by deliberate self harm. Here a case of suicide of a person is reported who was made known is HIV positive status by a private lab.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-145
Number of pages2
JournalEgyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences
Volume1
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2011

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counseling
HIV
human being
counselor
patient care
suicide
health care
death
worker
health
management
Disclosure
Self-Injurious Behavior
Ethics
Suicide
Patient Care
Delivery of Health Care
Health

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Health(social science)
  • Law

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Raghavendra Babu, Y. P. ; Joseph, Nitin ; Kishan, K. ; Dixit, Prashanth Narayan. / Diagnosis of HIV and counseling : A case report. In: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2011 ; Vol. 1, No. 3-4. pp. 144-145.
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Diagnosis of HIV and counseling : A case report. / Raghavendra Babu, Y. P.; Joseph, Nitin; Kishan, K.; Dixit, Prashanth Narayan.

In: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 3-4, 01.09.2011, p. 144-145.

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