Hundreds of hospital patients around Britain had to given blood tests after a doctor hid his HIV infection.
Gay medic Tamas Nyary went to great lengths to hide the infection because he felt he could not reveal his sexuality due to conservative views in his native Hungary.
When it finally emerged he had the virus, nearly 400 of his previous patients had to be tested, Nottingham Crown Court heard.
More than 200 patients from Nottingham had to be tested for HIV after a doctor lied about having the infection
A judge heard 45 year-old Nyary qualified as a doctor in Hungary and worked at 24 hospitals across the UK between 2010 and 2016, carrying out operations on some patients, NottinghamshireLive reported.
It is not known exactly when Nyary contracted the virus, but when applying to Nottingham University Hospitals Trust in 2013, he changed the date on a negative vaccination report from 2010 to 2012.
After working as an orthopedic fellow for the trust, he moved to Birmingham Heartlands Hospital.
In 2015 he is known to have taken a test at home and tested positive. He then submitted his own-blood for testing under the name of a patient in an appar