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HIV testing and care in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Malawi and Uganda: ethics on the ground

  • Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer1Email author,
  • Sarah Bott2,
  • Ron Bayer3,
  • Alice Desclaux4,
  • Rachel Baggaley5 and
  • and the MATCH Study Group
BMC International Health and Human Rights201313:6

DOI: 10.1186/1472-698X-13-6

Received: 25 May 2012

Accepted: 20 December 2012

Published: 23 January 2013

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Original Submission
25 May 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
7 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Catherine Mathews
24 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ingvild Sandøy
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
13 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ingvild Sandøy
19 Dec 2012 Author responded Author comments - Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer
Resubmission - Version 4
19 Dec 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 4
20 Dec 2012 Editorially accepted
23 Jan 2013 Article published 10.1186/1472-698X-13-6

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Authors’ Affiliations

Center for Research on Population and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut
Independent consultant
Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
HIV/AIDS Department, World Health Organization