Children, young people and HIV infection
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Children, young people and HIV infection book
Some parts of this chapter were published in ‘Children looked after away from home: some legal implications’, by Simmy Viinikka in Batty (ed.) HIV Infection and Children in Need (BAAF 1993).
This chapter discusses how family law and the law relating to children and young persons may be relevant to those infected with HIV. It will look at treatment and consent to testing for HIV and confidentiality, the resolution of disputes over children, and the provision of local authority services including education. The law on consent to treatment is particularly complex in relation to young people. It is also at present subject to change by the courts and cannot be regarded as static.