HIV exceptionalism


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A stance in which health care policies favour the rights for privacy of HIV-infected individuals over concerns for public safety

HIV exceptionalism

Public health A stance in which health care policies favor the rights for privacy of HIV-infected individuals over concerns for public safety. See ACT-UP, AIDS advocacy, Behringer v Medical Center of Princeton.

HIV ex·cep·tion·al·ism

(ek-sep'shŭn-ăl-izm)
A concept whereby the privacy concerns of those infected with HIV are considered to be more important than public health concerns.
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It seems that their position can only be held if they subscribe to two types of 'exceptionalism': (i) HIV exceptionalism and (ii) South African exceptionalism.
Second, the resulting HIV exceptionalism fuels and perpetuates stigma associated with HIV.
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