Legal and Clinical Implications of HIV Non/Disclosure: A Practical Guide for HIV Nurses in Canada

This guide is designed to address some of the realities and complexities faced by nurses who provide care to people living with HIV. The aim of this guide is to offer practical advice to HIV nurses and clarify professional obligations regarding HIV non/disclosure and the criminal law. It was developed for use by HIV nurses, but it can also be used by other providers involved in the care of people living with HIV. Its content is applicable to nurses who provide care to people living with HIV in Canada in in-patient and outpatient settings (including clinics, community health centres and outreach).
This guide specifically seeks to address the needs of HIV nurses and may not be applicable to nurses who work in public health.

Published by

CATIE, Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (CANAC)



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Guideline or manual