HIV-positive health workers face legal controls

Joyce, Christopher
July 1991
New Scientist;7/27/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1779, p12
Reports on legal controls faced by HIV-positive health workers in the U.S. in the wake of headlines about a dentist in Florida who infected five of his patients with HIV. Congressional bill proposing a punishment of 10 years in jail and a $10,000 dollar fine to health workers who, knowingly infected, perform invasive procedures without telling the patient; Guidelines issued by the government's Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia.


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