HIV Testing Now Mandatory in Zambia, Should Zim Follow Suit?

By Mathew  President Edgar Lungu of Zambia yesterday announced the legalisation of HIVtesting and treatment in all hospitals without informed consent of patients. He made the announcement during the inaugural launch of a HIV campaign in the capital Lusaka. “Just the same way we don’t consult you for consent when we are testing for Malaria, we will go ahead and test you for HIV and we will counsel you and if you are positive, we will commence treatment,” he said. Just the same way we don’t consult you for consent when we…

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