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HIV positive health worker wins injunction to preserve anonymity

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 24 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1207
  1. Jane Seymour
  1. London

    An NHS specialist who is HIV positive has won an injunction that could mean his employing health authority is prevented from contacting his patients to inform them that they might have been exposed to the virus.

    The unidentified worker, known only as H, claimed that any “look-back” exercise would threaten his anonymity and thus his privacy. He pointed out that no similar exercise in Britain involving HIV or AIDS had ever uncovered a patient infected by a health worker. …

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