Title

Duty to Warn and Intervention with HIV-Positive Clients

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

4-1999

Publisher

American Psychological Association

Source Publication

Professional Psychology: Research and Practice

Source ISSN

0735-7028

Abstract

Complex ethical and legal issues are involved when an HIV-positive client presents a danger to others as a result of engaging in unprotected sex or needle sharing. This article presents a detailed assessment-and-intervention model that is based on the integration of ethical and legal principles with information about the level of risk associated with a client's behavior, the HIV status of the client, and the sexual or needle-sharing partner's awareness of the client's HIV status. Appropriate interventions, including the duty to warn, are identified for each of the risk levels.

Comments

Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol 30, No. 2 (April1999): 180-186. DOI.

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