Doctor's 'HIV hand luggage'

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The Independent Online

A consultant lost his job after carrying a sample of HIV-infected blood in his hand luggage while flying from Africa to the UK, a High Court judge heard.

Tubonye Harry, a genito-urinary specialist at the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, Norfolk, was returning from Nigeria, where he did private work.

Details of the case emerged as the High Court ruled on a dispute between Dr Harry and the General Medical Council, which suspended him.

Mr Justice Burnett terminated the suspension, saying it was "disproportionate".