Scottish dentist sacked for failing to reveal HIV positive status

Health chiefs said the dentist had to be suspended over "dishonest conduct" when he failed to disclose his HIV status and caused an infection scare. More than 10,000 patients who visited the surgery were tested after they were told there was a "very slight" risk they had been exposed to the virus. The ban preventing HIV positive NHS staff from performing certain medical procedures was scrapped in England, Wales and Scotland last year. Healthcare workers with HIV face no restrictions but must be on a register and monitored every three months by doctors to ensure they are on the correct treatment and that their viral load is undetectable.  Read More