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  1. Parents' perceptions of HIV counselling and testing in schools: ethical, legal and social implications

    In view of the high prevalence of HIV and AIDS in South Africa, particularly among adolescents, the Departments of Health and Education have proposed a school-based HIV counselling and testing (HCT) campaign to reduce HIV infections and sexual risk behaviour. Through the use of semi-structured interviews, our qualitative study explored perceptions of parents regarding the ethico-legal and social implications of the proposed campaign. Despite some concerns, parents were generally in favour of the HCT campaign. …

  2. Consultancy services for review of laws and policies relating to HIV/AIDS. Final report submitted to: NAC sector on ethics, law and human rights

    As part of its strategy to effectively tackle the HIV/AIDS pandemic and in particular to give effect to the Government declared objective of mainstreaming human rights into Botswana's approach to HIV/AIDS, the National AIDS Council, through its Ethics, Law and Human Rights Sector, commissioned a study to review all existing policies, laws, practices and directives with a bearing on HIV/AIDS to assess the compatibility of the current approach with the Constitution of Botswana, the extent to which Botswana approach to HIV/AIDS meets Botswana international human rights obligations as spelt out in …

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