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Jane Anderson: HIV and human rights

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j3667 (Published 02 August 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3667


Jane Anderson has been involved in caring for people with HIV since the virus first emerged in the 1980s. She is a consultant at Homerton Hospital and an honorary professor at Barts and the London and at University College London. As the long term outlook for people with HIV improves with effective treatment, new approaches to care are needed—something she has been working on as visiting fellow at the King’s Fund and as an adviser to Public Health England. She chairs the board of trustees of the National AIDS Trust and is married to the broadcaster Clive Anderson.

What was your earliest ambition?

To read the weather forecast, so becoming a meteorologist seemed like a good plan.

What was your best career move?

Persistence in repeatedly applying to medical school despite advice that my A levels weren’t good enough …

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