International Studies in Education 9: HIV/AIDS Policy in South Korea

Laws and Policies - Released in 2008

The core of HIV/AIDS policy was the detection of hidden HIV cases through compulsory testing. In addition, the surveillance of HIV positive individuals was enforced as a follow-through measure. Thus, traditional public health measures were fully utilized in order to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.

As of today, medical considerations dominate the South Korean’s government HIV/AIDS policy. There is no sincere regard to issues relating to sexuality and risk taking in policy making.


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  • Seoul National University