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Research Article

Routine HIV Testing in Botswana: A Population-Based Study on Attitudes, Practices, and Human Rights Concerns

  • Sheri D Weiser mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: Sheri.Weiser@ucsf.edu

    Affiliations: Physicians for Human Rights, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Epidemiology and Prevention Interventions (EPI) Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Michele Heisler,

    Affiliations: Physicians for Human Rights, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Health System and Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Karen Leiter,

    Affiliation: Physicians for Human Rights, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Fiona Percy-de Korte,

    Affiliation: Physicians for Human Rights, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Sheila Tlou,

    Affiliation: Department of Nursing, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana

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  • Sonya DeMonner,

    Affiliation: Physicians for Human Rights, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Nthabiseng Phaladze,

    Affiliation: Department of Nursing, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana

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  • David R Bangsberg,

    Affiliations: Epidemiology and Prevention Interventions (EPI) Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Positive Health Program, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Vincent Iacopino

    Affiliations: Physicians for Human Rights, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Published: July 18, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030261

About the Authors

Sheri D Weiser, Michele Heisler, Karen Leiter, Fiona Percy-de Korte, Sonya DeMonner, Vincent Iacopino
Physicians for Human Rights, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Sheri D Weiser
Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Sheri D Weiser, David R Bangsberg
Epidemiology and Prevention Interventions (EPI) Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Michele Heisler
Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Health System and Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Sheila Tlou, Nthabiseng Phaladze
Department of Nursing, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
David R Bangsberg
Positive Health Program, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Vincent Iacopino
Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Sheri.Weiser@ucsf.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

SDW, MH, KL, FPDK, ST, NP, and VI contributed substantially to conception and design of the research study. SDW, KL, FPDK, ST, NP, and VI participated in acquisition of data. SDW, MH, SDM, DRB, and VI participated in data analysis and interpretation. SDW, MH, KL, FPDK, ST, SDM, NP, DRB, and VI participated in drafting and editing of the manuscript. All authors approved the final version of the manuscript.