GP facilitators and HIV infection

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6933.920b (Published 02 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:920
  1. J Bury,
  2. M Simmonte,
  3. S Cowper
  1. Spittal Street Centre, Edinburgh EH3 9DU.

    EDITOR, - Peter Saunders1 and subsequent correspondents2 raise many issues relevant to general practitioner facilitators and HIV infection in Lothian. Of 1000 adults known to have HIV infection in Lothian, 60% have acquired HIV through needle sharing, but for the past three years heterosexual transmission has been the commonest mode of spread. At the suggestion of a group of interested general practitioners, Lothian Health Board established a facilitator team in 1989. In 1992 it was expanded to three part time staff: a working general practitioner, …

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