Gay Doctors Attack CDC

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SAN FRANCISCO: Should HIV-infected doctors be allowed to operate on you? The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association says they should. The group, which opens their annual conference here today, is fighting the Centers for Disease Control guideline preventing HIV-infected doctors performing "exposure-prone" procedures. "It has created hysteria ... physicians have lost their jobs simply because they are HIV-positive," GLMA director Ben Schatz told TIME Daily. "The chances of a physician infecting a patient are less likely than a patient infecting the physician."

In fact, CDC statistics support Schatz. The CDC itself has never defined "exposure-prone" the sentence was sneaked into their guidelines six years ago by Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah.