Delhi doctors afraid to treat HIV-positive women

Sattaur, Omar
August 1991
New Scientist;8/3/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1780, p10
Reports on the refusal of doctors at the New Delhi, India-based teaching hospital All-Indian Institute of Medical Sciences to deliver the baby of a woman with HIV. Ignorance about HIV transmission among doctors; Government's plan to create an AIDS unit in every general hospital; Improvement in the containment and handling of infectious diseases.


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