Venter W.D.F.,Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute RHI |
Venter W.D.F.,University of Witwatersrand |
Black A.,Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute RHI |
Allais L.,University of Witwatersrand |
And 2 more authors.
South African Medical Journal | Year: 2014
HIV notification enters national debate regularly, often introduced by politicians and supported by many individual healthcare workers. We argue that its proponents advance confused or poorly informed rationales for making HIV notifiable. We present reasons why making HIV notifiable would be inappropriate in South Africa, why the public health benefits of a notification programme are not even likely, and why there are risks of public health and human rights harms.