HIV/AIDS

Guiding principles on ethical issues in HIV surveillance

WHO/UNAIDS Working Group on Global HIV/AIDS and STI Surveillance

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Authors:
World Health Organization; UNAIDS

Publication details

Number of pages: 48
Publication date: October 2013
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150559 8

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Overview

This publication provides guidance on the ethical issues that emerge in the context of surveillance. It was commissioned by the WHO/UNAIDS Surveillance Working Group to complement the discussions that take place with country staff in the course of training on second generation surveillance. The potential audience is therefore the epidemiologists and programme managers who are responsible for surveillance activities. The issues discussed here are, however, of interest to all health professionals concerned with the ethics of research on HIV.

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