Viviane Janouin-Benanti

AIDS, Family and Society  Version française

Fundamental ethical issues

Preface by Prof. Jean-Marc ALBY

Director of the Centre for Medical Ethopsychology, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris.

In this book, Viviane Janouin-Benanti selected 65 interviews of people living with HIV, AIDS and relatives, grouped by topic. Each of them is introduced in order to better highlight the broad types of behaviour facing and around the disease and the ethical issues raised.

The first part describes the different individual reactions to the announcement of HIV status. They are concentrated around the experience of time and classified into five types of reactions. A general description introduces each of them, followed by the testimony of people living with HIV, AIDS or their relatives.

In the second part, Viviane Janouin-Benanti develops the status of the patient throughout the history of Public Health... Accompaniment of patients, dignity of the person at the end of life, protection of toddlers, freedom and medical secrecy, protection of third parties, health and work, HIV and insurance, health economics and ethical choices, European and global dimension of HIV ethics, all these issues are addressed by the author.

Statistics, practical pages, addresses and an important bibliography complete the book.