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Ethics of Universal HIV Testing Amongst College Students

Title: The Ethics of Universal HIV Testing Amongst College Students.
Name(s): McKean, Jordan, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Universal HIV testing is a newly developing idea in the United States. While some authors have addressed the ethical implications of this idea using countries in Africa as models, this paper explores mandatory HIV testing in the US, primarily in college students. The time that one spends in their undergraduate college career is a critical period of possible HIV contraction. Most newly infected individuals fall between the ages of 20-24. Requiring HIV testing in college students is an attempt to lower the number of individuals diagnosed HIV-positive every year. This also comes with the added benefit of early detection, better treatment options, and decreased transmission. While most argue against mandatory HIV testing because of possible infringement on autonomy, this paper will address a case at Florida State University where informed consent is not in practice. Other possible objections will be explored as well and a plan on how to move forward in the implementation of universal HIV testing will be offered. In addition to fighting for a cure, mandatory testing is the most important and moral course of action in reducing cases of HIV.
Identifier: FSU_migr_phi2630-0011 (IID)
Keywords: Ethics, HIV, and Bioethics
Note: © 2013, Jordan McKean
Subject(s): Political ethics
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Ethical Issues and Life Choices (PHI2630).

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McKean, J. (2013). The Ethics of Universal HIV Testing Amongst College Students. Retrieved from