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Ethical issues surrounding the provider initiated opt – Out prenatal HIV screening practice in Sub – Saharan Africa: a literature review

BMC Medical Ethics201516:73

Received: 5 July 2015

Accepted: 19 October 2015

Published: 24 October 2015

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Original Submission
5 Jul 2015 Submitted Original manuscript
26 Aug 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Rebecca Bennett
10 Sep 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Simona Giordano
23 Sep 2015 Author responded Author comments - Luchuo Engelbert Bain
Resubmission - Version 2
23 Sep 2015 Submitted Manuscript version 2
19 Oct 2015 Editorially accepted
24 Oct 2015 Article published 10.1186/s12910-015-0068-y

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Population Studies and Health Promotion, CPSHP, Yaounde, Cameroon
Department of Military Health, Ministry of Defense, Yaounde, Cameroon
Interfaculty Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law, Leuven, Belgium