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should people with HIV work?
Mar 4, 1998

Should health care workers who are infected with HIV be restricted to certain duties or not be allowed to work at all? Is this fair?

Response from Ms. Breuer

It is not uncommon for health care workers who are infected with HIV to be restricted from performing certain invasive procedures, but that is very different from not being allowed to work at all. Hospital boards usually make those decisions on the basis of their need to reduce risk of infection in any direction.

Nancy Breuer



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