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Treating for the common good: a proposed ethical framework

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To reduce the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Granich et al. (2009) have proposed a new strategy for universal voluntary HIV testing immediately followed by antiretroviral therapy. Although this proposal is likely to benefit the partners of those affected and thus promote health, it is by no means clear that it benefits the infected people themselves and indeed it may be harmful. Since the proposal involves an intervention that is not clinically indicated, it falls foul of t...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/phe/phq014

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Research group:
Ethox Centre
Role:
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Public Health Ethics Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
3
Pages:
193-198
Publication date:
2010-01-01
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EISSN:
1754-9981
ISSN:
1754-9973
Language:
English
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2012-01-13

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