legal and ethnical issues
Oct 8, 2005
kamal, age 27, . he seriously considered marriage to a 22 years old recent graduate of a nursing program. test and retest of his blood show him to be unmistakenly positive HIV. kamal sees advantages in marrying and not telling his nurse friend the truth. belive she will care him devotedly as her husband when the disease become symptomatic. she has useful scientific, medical and nursing knowledge of the treatment of disease that may prolong his life. once infected she will less reason to abandon him. the examining physician and the nurse practitioner reflect on the mortality of notifiying the girlfriend and other possible contact of the facts of kamal health status. should they tell? and not telling the truth?
Response from Dr. Henry
It is unethical and sexist for a male HIV+ person not to tell a partner or wife to be about his HIV+ status.
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