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UK Doctor: ‘I’d Rather Have HIV Than Diabetes’

Posted on May 8, 2014 in Chronic Disease, Medical Rewind

A U.K. doctor has stirred up controversy after writing an op-ed in the U.K. paper The Spectator where he argued that he’d “rather have HIV than diabetes.” Dr. Max Pemberton, author of “The Doctor Will See You Now” and who works in mental health, wrote the article to highlight how having diabetes, particularly Type 2 diabetes, can be thought of as “worse” than being HIV-positive, which is now often treated as a chronic, and not necessarily fatal, disease. “The risk of stroke in newly treated type 2 diabetes is more than double that of the general [U.K.] population,” Pemberton wrote in...

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