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"Du kommer att få problem om du berättar" - En etisk granskning av informationspliktens vara eller inte vara

Larsson, Alice LU (2012) REVK01 20121
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
Sweden has one of the most restrictive HIV transmission laws in the world. The Communicable Diseases Act contains the duty to inform, demanding that HIV positive people must inform their partners about their HIV status before sexual intercourse. Sex is also not permitted without a condom. Charges can be brought against HIV positive people not only in the case of actual HIV transmission, but also when there has been a risk of transmission, i.e. unprotected sex. Those convicted can receive up to six years in prison. This legislation is being criticized not only by national NGOs but also by UNAIDS.
This paper examines The Communicable Diseases Act and the duty to inform from an ethical point of view in terms of responsibility, autonomy,... (More)
Sweden has one of the most restrictive HIV transmission laws in the world. The Communicable Diseases Act contains the duty to inform, demanding that HIV positive people must inform their partners about their HIV status before sexual intercourse. Sex is also not permitted without a condom. Charges can be brought against HIV positive people not only in the case of actual HIV transmission, but also when there has been a risk of transmission, i.e. unprotected sex. Those convicted can receive up to six years in prison. This legislation is being criticized not only by national NGOs but also by UNAIDS.
This paper examines The Communicable Diseases Act and the duty to inform from an ethical point of view in terms of responsibility, autonomy, human dignity and victim and perpetrator. I will argue that it is not ethically justifiable to enforce the duty to inform provision, especially when one considers the personal responsibility and the autonomy of both HIV positive and negative people. (Less)
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author
Larsson, Alice LU
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organization
course
REVK01 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
HIV, The Communicable Diseases Act, duty to inform, responsibility hiv, smittskyddslagen, informationsplikten, ansvar
language
Swedish
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2544551
date added to LUP
2012-05-25 15:19:06
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2012-05-25 15:19:06
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  abstract     = {Sweden has one of the most restrictive HIV transmission laws in the world. The Communicable Diseases Act contains the duty to inform, demanding that HIV positive people must inform their partners about their HIV status before sexual intercourse. Sex is also not permitted without a condom. Charges can be brought against HIV positive people not only in the case of actual HIV transmission, but also when there has been a risk of transmission, i.e. unprotected sex. Those convicted can receive up to six years in prison. This legislation is being criticized not only by national NGOs but also by UNAIDS. 
This paper examines The Communicable Diseases Act and the duty to inform from an ethical point of view in terms of responsibility, autonomy, human dignity and victim and perpetrator. I will argue that it is not ethically justifiable to enforce the duty to inform provision, especially when one considers the personal responsibility and the autonomy of both HIV positive and negative people.},
  author       = {Larsson, Alice},
  keyword      = {HIV,The Communicable Diseases Act,duty to inform,responsibility hiv,smittskyddslagen,informationsplikten,ansvar},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Du kommer att få problem om du berättar" - En etisk granskning av informationspliktens vara eller inte vara},
  year         = {2012},
}