Reviews Book

HIV in Primary Care

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 07 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:851
  1. Bryony Kendall, GP principal,
  2. Mike Abbott, consultant genitourinary physician (
  1. Aintree Park Group Practice, Liverpool
  2. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

    HIV remains a significant and stigmatised disease in the United Kingdom, and estimates suggest that a third of people infected with HIV are unaware of the fact. HIV prevalence is increasing and mortality has dramatically decreased following the introduction of effective treatment. General practitioners are ideally suited to the care of patients with chronic diseases, which now include HIV.

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