Failing at antenatal testing for HIV, traffic and smoking control, and continuing medical education

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 24 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:0

Much of this BMJ is devoted to emphasising that Britain is doing very badly with managing HIV infection in the unborn. In her editorial Danielle Mercey puts it thus: “It is shameful and negligent that we [the British] have counted the number of babies at risk of infection since 1990 without acting to reduce their risk” (p 241). We have gathered together a series of papers on the failure of antenatal testing for HIV to create an indictment of Britain's system.

A paper from St George's Hospital in London shows how …

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