HIV/AIDS AND HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY LIABILITY: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Abstract

The HIV/AIDS epidemic raises many issues for the health care industry. From a legal perspective, the most important are those that deal with liability. This annotated bibliography attempts to comprehensively gather citations to periodical articles, as well as to some books and monographs, that discuss liability issues in the fol-lowing areas: the duties of health care workers (HCWs) to be sero-logically tested, to disclose test results to patients, and to restrict the scope of their professional practices if serologically positive; the rights of seropositive patients to receive medical treatment and to have access to not-yet-approved experimental therapies; the rights of patients in the areas of serologic testing and confidentiality of test results; the rights of third parties who are sexual or needle-sharing partners of seropositive patients to be warned of their risk of acquired HIV; and the duties of blood banks, hospitals and physi-cians regarding transfusion-associated HIV-transmission. Som

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