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December 10, 2012

U.K. Hospitals Accused of Asking How Patients Contracted HIV

A local HIV group in Dorset, England, has received complaints about two area hospitals allegedly asking patients how they became HIV positive, BBC News reports. Body Positive Dorset claims that the incidents occurred at Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospitals. Surgeons and anesthetists supposedly questioned patients how they contracted HIV. Body Positive Dorset also claims patients with HIV would routinely be put at the back of the list for surgeries, often resulting in them missing their surgeries because earlier operations had taken longer than expected.

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Jeff Hammond, Carrizozo, NM, 2012-12-11 23:03:49
you act surprised doctors and hospitals would ask. i have been asked by all but one doctor and hospital how i was infected. My current doctor and the local hospital and staff are the only ones to NEVER ask me. even when i was in Presbyterian Hosp. in Albuquerque prior to my triple by-pass surgery i was asked by EVERY doctor and specialist "how were you infected?" like it made a difference in the quality of treatment i received. it has happened with every doctor for the last 28 years.

afred, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 2012-12-11 14:11:30
I have experienced also being put at the end of the day and it was not even an operation, only an investigation and when I protested for discrimination, they excused themselves over hospital policy and cleaning the theater

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