Ethical issues concerning HIV prevention activities
- OOKITA Taketoshi
- 独立行政法人国立病院機構大阪医療センターHIV, AIDS先端医療開発センター:財団法人エイズ予防財団
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In Japan now the main HIV prevention activity at the moment is focussed on ethical issues including respect for human rights of people who are HIV positive. Furthermore, because the main means are "communication interventions", HIV prevention activity is relatively unproblematic from the moral point of view. However, identifying the ethical issues is necessary to put public health programs into execution. The reason is that "communication interventions" are calling each person and the society to realize some specific values. Therefore it is suggested that an ethical analysis and mutual communication between intervention participants and recipients on values included in each intervention be applied to all facets of the public health communication process.
Bioethics 19 (1), 79-86, 2009
Japan Association for Bioethics