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Stigma in the health service


(Talking about his own and his partner’s treatment for HIV): “He had a very difficult time, it was at a time when there was very distinct hysteria about medical staff with . I think he delayed diagnosing because of that, although I don’t think it would have been different. When he did get sufficiently ill there was some unpleasant press coverage of him which was difficult. There were about four or five doctors and nurses who had been identified as being HIV, he was a hospital consultant. He had as good care as a patient as you could get but there was not much they could do at that time, it was a dreadful period for the doctors. There was nothing they could do for them, they just had and that was pretty toxic.”

Contributed by: Malcolm Gibb, 58

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