December/January 2007/2008 (vol. 04/4)

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HIV-positive and fit to practise

One man’s personal experience of HIV diagnosis and the role OH played in supporting him at work as an NHS doctor


In October, an NHS doctor wrote an anonymous article for a national newspaper on his experience following diagnosis with HIV infection and in trying to maintain a career in medicine1. A significant feature in coping with his illness and now thriving in a new specialty has been the support of OH professionals.

MY journey through an HIV diagnosis as a medical professional entailed, almost from day one, contact with occupational health services within the NHS – as I remember, it was, in fact, the day after the diagnosis. Since diagnosis, …

The author is an NHS doctor in south east England.

Author: Anonymous


Occupational Health at Work December/January 2007/2008 (vol. 04/4) pp29-31

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