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ETHICS IN MEDICINE   University of Washington School of Medicine

HIV and AIDS:
Case 2

A 22-year-old woman is admitted to the hospital with a headache, stiff neck and photophobia but an intact mental status. Lab test reveal cryptococcal meningitis, an infection commonly associated with HIV infection. When given the diagnosis, she adamantly refuses to be tested for HIV.

Should she be tested anyway by the medical staff?

Discussion

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