Doctress defends home with poster and syringes 'infected' with HIV
08/21/2011 - 19h56 | the Folha Online
Victim of two burglaries in recent weeks, a physician of Brasilia shocked neighbors when attaching to the gate a sign with the words "wall with HIV+ blood, do not jump" with spots of blood and needles tied to the wall with the tips facing up.
Poster with information "Wall with HIV+ blood, do not jump" stays in the house; syringes were removed
The reporters were in the physician's house on Sunday, but could not locate her. The poster and the stains remained on the wall, but the needles were removed after a visit by the health surveillance and reporting in "DFTV", in the "Globo" channel.
The house is in the condominium RK in Sobradinho, satellite city of Brasilia.
"It is not permissible a doctor to take such an attitude [...] How do the bearers of HIV feel as seeing their situation treated as a ground for rejection?" Said the trustee of the site, Vera Barbieri. She said she thought the physician removed the syringes to avoid professional trouble.
The physician's house was the target of two petty thefts, says Barbieri. Ten days ago, a lawn mower was stolen, but recovered after by the condominium's security. After the incident, a TV was stolen.
The trustee concedes petty thefts are registered, but says the events are "very few for the size of the condominium."