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AIDS/HIV

Patient Concern and Protection

Public education should include information about the route of transmission, the effectiveness of universal precautions, and the efforts of organized medicine to ensure that patient risk remains immeasurably small. (Reaffirmed A-17)

When the scientific basis for patient protection policy decision is unclear, physicians must err on the side of protecting patients. (EC Rpt H, A-92) (Reaffirmed A-17)


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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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