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Host should also protect students on electives from HIV

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 08 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:338
  1. Nigel R M Tai (, trauma fellow,
  2. Sue Nielson, trauma coordinator,
  3. Ken Boffard, professor
  1. Trauma Unit, Johannesburg General Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa
  2. Department of Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag X39, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa

    EDITOR—Tilzey and Banatvala revisit the question of protecting medical students from HIV infection during their elective studies.1 They found that most medical schools in the United Kingdom had updated their policies to minimise the risk to which their students were exposed while on elective. Medical schools now advise students to take HIV post-exposure starter packs, to restrict attachments …

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