HIV-positive healthcare workers

  • Globally, there are four recorded cases of transmission from a healthcare worker to a patient. In several of these reports, key details and the exact route of transmission are unclear.
  • In the UK, HIV-positive workers are banned from 'exposure-prone activities'.
  • Almost all follow-up studies of surgeons known to be HIV-positive have failed to find any cases of HIV infection.
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap