Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Interesting Article on AIDS/HIV in Korea

Korea: Infected, Detected, Rejected
Troubling treatment for foreigners with HIV/AIDS

If you are a foreigner residing in South Korea who has ever toyed with the idea of determining your HIV/AIDS status, then prepare yourself for an inevitable and disturbing dilemma. That is, will the risks of getting an HIV test outweigh the risks of not getting one?

In Korean hospitals and medical clinics, a foreign patient's anonymity and confidentiality are by no means guaranteed, especially when it comes to HIV testing. In fact, hospitals and clinics will report the names of foreigners found to be infected with HIV or AIDS to immigration, resulting in sure and swift deportation.

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