UAB Infectious Disease doctor tests positive for COVID-19

UAB Infectious Disease doctor tests positive for COVID-19
Dr. Michael Saag has tested positive COVID-19.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A physician for UAB has tested positive for COVID-19.

Dr. Mike Saag is doctor in the UAB Division of Infectious Disease.

UAB says Dr. Saag wanted to share his story to emphasize the importance of practicing aggressive social distancing. He was exposed while visiting family in New York City.

According to UAB, they are"taking precautionary measures to promote a safe environment."

Dr Michael Saag is a world renowned researcher in the battle against HIV/Aids. He is a well known, respected doctor who led to some breakthroughs in the treatment of HIV.

According to Dr. Saag’s Twitter account, he has been in complete isolation since returning to Birmingham.

“It is important to note that after returning from his trip he did not work or see patients. When tested, all proper isolation and protective protocols were followed to ensure safe testing.” UAB officials said in a statement concerning Dr. Saag’s exposure to others

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