HIV Surveillance, Public Health, and Clinical Medicine — Will the Walls Come Tumbling Down?

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      The article discusses ethical and operational dilemmas with regards to the use of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection surveillance system. Many people believe that surveillance data should be used for epidemiological purposes only. However, there is an increasing pressure to use surveillance data for public health purposes. Opposition to the public health use of HIV surveillance registries is based on arguments about violations of privacy and the protection of medical autonomy.