A Summary of Evidence of the Importance of Specific Written Consent and Pre-test Counseling in HIV Testing

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From "Increasing Access to Voluntary HIV Testing"


"Increasing the numbers of people living with undiagnosed HIV who get tested, so that they will learn their status and get into care earlier, has our support. But expanded testing should be done with specific, written consent and after some counseling, for the reasons summarized below...."

Lambda Legal and the ACLU AIDS Project
March 8, 2007