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Health Care Workers in HIV
An oral history in the UK AIDS era
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From the early 1980s, HIV and AIDS had a dramatic impact upon healthcare workers and healthcare services. Even before the health services were aware of HIV/AIDS, patients were being admitted to hospital with symptoms that even the most experienced senior clinicians could not diagnose.
Impact on services
The medical profession was faced with patients presenting with numerous AIDS-related conditions the health service had rarely encountered before, and for which treatments were unknown.
Challenging issues were faced by healthcare workers for which they were, at first, ill prepared.
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With a financial contribution from St Stephens AIDS Trust