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April 20, 1994

HIV Testing: AMA Code of Ethics-Reply

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JAMA, Medical News & Perspectives Chicago, Ill

JAMA. 1994;271(15):1160. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03510390030021

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In Reply.  —Although Opinion 2.23 was not cited explicitly, the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs' sentiment was conveyed in the aforementioned article in the comments of AMA Trustee Nancy Dickey, MD, on page 2531: "Whenever possible, communication, if it is explicit consent or education, is a desired part of evaluating patients for possible HIV disease."While the author appreciates the letter writers' concern for clarifying such vital policy matters, the fact remains that two bodies within the AMA have, in Glasson and Orentlicher's phrase, "a divergence of opinion" on this extremely sensitive issue.JAMA recognizes that the Council speaks for the AMA on matters of ethics. —Ed.

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