GMC's guidance on HIV infection and AIDS is useful

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7059.751b (Published 21 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:751
  1. Ian Aston, Consultant in occupational medicine
  1. Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH

    EDITOR,—Gilles de Wildt and Helen Sweeney express concern1 about the General Medical Council's recent guidance on HIV infection and AIDS.2 The points they make about confidentiality form only part of the guidance. The authors give the impression that doctors will break the confidentiality of any health care worker whom they know to be infected with HIV. The guidance should be taken as a whole, and it explicitly states that doctors who are HIV positive should seek specialist advice on the extent to which …

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