Aids From an M.D.?

Not likely, say three studies of HIV-positive doctors and their patients

Even after the death of Kimberly Bergalis -- the young Florida woman whose AIDS infection was blamed on her dentist -- doctors insisted that they are far more likely to get the AIDS virus from a patient than the other way around. Three new studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association seem to prove them right. Researchers identified three HIV-positive doctors -- two surgeons and a dentist -- who continued to practice almost until their death. Then the researchers tested patients -- more than 2,500 people -- who had undergone invasive procedures while the doctors were HIV-positive. Some...

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