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The HIV testing of a man with learning disabilities: informed consent, confidentiality and policy

Paul Cambridge (Tizard Centre, University of Kent, Canterbury)

The Journal of Adult Protection

ISSN: 1466-8203

Article publication date: 1 November 2001

Abstract

Informed consent, confidentiality, disclosure, policy and the wider consequences of HIV testing are issues explored in this paper concerning a man with learning disabilities who tested positive for HIV. The events and outcomes are summarised, with lessons identified for policy and practice in HIV risk management and adult protection in services for people with learning disabilities.

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Cambridge, P. (2001), "The HIV testing of a man with learning disabilities: informed consent, confidentiality and policy", The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 3 No. 4, pp. 23-28. https://doi.org/10.1108/14668203200100025

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