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Can health care workers practice with AIDS?
Feb 20, 2009

I have a friend who is a dentist. He was recently exposed to blood during a procedure on a patient with AIDS. If he contracts the disease will he still be able to practice? I would assume yes, but have been told differently by some. Is it the same for doctors/nurses that are infected? thanks,

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Your assumption is correct: Health care workers with bloodborne illnesses, such as HIV or hepatitis, are not prevented from working. Universal precautions have been in place for years to prevent transmission of bloodborne diseases from health care workers to patients and vice versa!

Dr. Bob



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