Perspectives on HIV.

Study Level:Specialized
Page Count:9
Number of sources:2
Topic:Perspectives on HIV.
Order Number:3822
Details:Use the following scenario to write this paper: You have been
pointed to serve on a national panel to substantiate a recommendation
for mandatory HIV testing for every newborn. It is hoped that early
treatment will save lives and decrease the spread of HIV. Using
country of LIBERIA prepare an argument supporting or refuting
mandatory testing of newborns, including addressing the following
questions: 1. Describe the birth rate of HIV positive infants. 2.
Should consent for newborn testing be obtained from patents? Discuss 3
pros (reason for testing) and 3 cons (reasons against testing) and
support responses with evidence-based literature. 3. Should parents be
permitted to decline testing for their child, why or why not? 4. If
newborns test positive, what types of treatment are available in that
country? 5. Describe the economic impact of HIV treatment in the
country and whether testing newborns would reduce or increase the
economic and health care burden. 6. Discuss the cultural
considerations and ethical principles that would both support and
create a barrier impacting the citizens of the country to adopt your
recommendations. 7. Discuss your opinion of the overall impact that
your recommendation would have on this country. Minimum of 2,300
words. Please be advised that this course is part of the General
Education curriculum and is an Exit Requirement Course in both
Literature and Writing and Major Works/Major Issues. The cover page,
reference list and headings are not included in the word count – ONLY
the BODY of the paper and the ABSTRACT.

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