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Time to end the ban on HIV-positive proceduralists and dentists

Sean R Atkinson
Med J Aust 2014; 201 (7): 384. || doi: 10.5694/mja14.01031

To the Editor: This year, the ban on HIV-positive surgeons and dentists practising in the United Kingdom was removed on the provision that they are clinically well, are being treated, and have an undetectable viral load.1 This development aligns the UK with over 20 other countries. Australia is lagging behind other more progressive countries on this issue.2

  • Sean R Atkinson

  • Department of Sexual Health, Cairns Hospital, Cairns, QLD.

Correspondence: drseanatkinson@gmail.com

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