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Always tell the person what treatment you would like to give. After your
examination, explain what you found and what can be done to help or
prevent it from getting worse. Always ask the person for permission before
you do any treatment, just as you should for any person you see.
No one else should know if
someone has HIV, except for
those the person wants to know.
If you think it is important
to tell others, always ask for
If you know or think
someone is infected with
HIV, do not tell anyone
else—even the person’s
Respect the privacy of a person with HIV as you
would anyone who comes to you for dental care.
(See page 192, “Treat everyone with respect.”)