Under new rules, healthcare workers with HIV will be allowed to undertake all procedures if the following conditions are met:
- They are on effective combination anti-retroviral drug therapy.
- They must also have an undetectable viral load of HIV in their system.
- Public Health England will set up a confidential register holding data on infected workers, including on their viral load and treatment.
- In addition, staff must be monitored every three months by the person treating them and by occupational health professionals.
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