HIV antibody test should be a routine investigation for undiagnosed pneumoniaBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7042.1363b (Published 25 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1363
- G M Scott
- Consultant microbiologist Department of Clinical Microbiology, University College Hospital, London WC1E 6DB
EDITOR,—The General Medical Council's booklets Duties of a Doctor set out the basic essentials of good medical practice for three topics—confidentiality, advertising, and HIV infection and AIDS.1 2 3 Having a separate booklet about HIV infection perpetuates the myth that this is different from all other conditions.
A 37 year old man was referred with a three week history of cough, fever, and weight loss. A chest x ray film was normal one week into the illness. He had basal crepitations and bilateral shadowing in …