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David Taylor, Lothian Regional Council Co-ordinator for HIV/AIDS

Identifier: GD35

Scope and Contents

Role-related papers, correspondence, reports, and meeting minutes.


  • Creation: 1986-1994

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Biographical / Historical

David Taylor was appointed the Lothian Regional Council Co-ordinator for HIV/AIDS in December 1986 and retired in 1995. Prior to this post he had been Senior Social Worker for hospitals in the south of Edinburgh.


15 Files

Related Materials

Meeting papers for the Regional AIDS Group can also be found in GD24/4/1, and may also be duplicated by Dr Bath’s papers in the Files of Original Documents at GD24/2.

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Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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