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Human immunodeficiency virus

Paul Grime and Christopher Conlon

in Fitness for Work

Fifth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199643240
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191755668 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199643240.003.0023

Series: Landmark Papers

Human immunodeficiency virus

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Despite significant advances in the treatment of HIV infection and dramatic increases in disease-free survival, there has not been a corresponding increase in employment for those infected with HIV. It is likely that drug side effects, psychological barriers, and continuing (but lessening) prejudice among employers contribute. Occupational physicians working in healthcare require specialist knowledge of guidelines governing the management of HIV-infected healthcare workers. In nearly all other industries HIV-infected individuals can be managed in the same way as any other worker with a chronic, immunosuppressive disease. If the development of novel drugs outstrips viral resistance, and the disabling side effects of effective treatment reduce, the employment prospects for HIV-infected individuals, at least in developed countries, should continue to improve.

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Subjects: Occupational Medicine ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Occupational Therapy ; Infectious Diseases

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