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“HIV exceptionalism” has been harmful

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 21 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:751
  1. G R Venning, Consultant in pharmaceutical medicine
  1. Pharmaceutical Research Services, 14 Lucas Road, High Wycombe, Bucks HP13 6BX

    EDITOR,—G M Scott's report of an avoidable death associated with the current restrictions on HIV testing provides yet another argument against HIV exceptionalism.1 The policies that have arisen in response to lobbying by AIDS activists have been harmful in other ways.

    Firstly, …

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