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my dentist has tested positive for HIV
Apr 25, 2003

I found out my dentist has tested positive for HIV. Should I report the story to someone?

Response from Ms. Breuer

Yes. Your dentist. Don't believe anything about anyone's HIV status unless it comes directly from them.

Then ask all the questions you can about why this might bother you. Listen to your dentist's answers. I hear a lot of questions about dentists who might be discriminating against HIV-positive patients. It's equally unjust for patients to discriminate against dentists, especially on the basis of a rumor.

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