Wezi TjarondaÂ reports:
The Legal Assistance Centre is taking a medical doctor and a lodge owner to court for allegedly testing 22 workers of the hotel for HIV without their consent in what could be the largest and maybe the first case in Namibia concerning non-consensual HIV testing.
The 22 workers want to hold Dr Gerhard Scholtz and the Oshakati Country Lodge liable for unlawful testing without their informed consent, for breach of their right to privacy by the doctor and false representation of testing for hygiene purposes when actually the test was for HIV. The lodge has since four months ago changed ownership and is now managed by Protea Hotels.
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