Case Study: Counselling and Caring for an HIV-Positive Woman

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Dr. GH finds that a clinic patient, Mrs. JK, who is eight weeks pregnant, tested HIV positive. The pregnancy is Mrs. JK's first. She asks Dr. GH about the risks to herself and her child, because she wants to the pregnancy to continue, and whether she can have treatment that will protect the child before birth. What medical, legal, ethical, and human rights concerns should guide Dr. GH's response?

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