Caplan: Problems with At Home HIV Testing


The American Journal of Bioethics

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Topic(s): HIV/AIDS

Ultimately, at home HIV testing could be an important piece of HIV prevention and treatment. But there are important concerns about ethical gaps in at home testing for HIV says Arthur Caplan in his post on MSNBC.

Takeaway message: “Having a home test kit for HIV is a bit like relying on a bathroom scale in the battle against obesity.” Surely bathroom scales are part of the puzzle for obesity, but a very very small one indeed.

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Summer Johnson McGee, PhD

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