From the Blogs: Why Guessing an ID/HIV Doctor's Political Affiliation Is Easy

October 12, 2016

From the Blogs: Why Guessing an ID/HIV Doctor's Political Affiliation Is Easy

Dr. Paul Sax discusses a recent New York Times piece about the political affiliations of physicians, in HIV and ID Observations.

The New York Times recently published an article that cites data on the political affiliation of U.S. physicians. Only 23% of infectious diseases doctors who have a party registration are Republicans. In the latest HIV and ID Observations blog post, Dr. Sax delves into the reasons why.

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Reader Comments (2)

Carolina Perez-Jimenez Physician, Infectious Disease, México

I think we, ID doctors, are continually involved in the social enviroment of the patients, since several of this diseases are frequently related to poverty, low income, encarceration, overcrowding in the living place, etc., and also some other diseases requires high cost treatments like HIV and HCV, and therefore, government support for the patients to recevied the help they need. I think that is why most of us have this "socialist" point of view in our practice and in life in general.

Robert O. Cannon, MD, MPH Physician, Epidemiology/Statistics, Doctors Without Borders

Duh

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