Information for HIV infected persons
► Devices that have punctured the skin, eg, hypodermic and acupuncture needles, should be steam-sterilized by autoclaving before reuse or should be safely discarded.
► Infected person should inform to medical or dental care providers that they are seropositive, so that appropriate precautions taken to prevent transmission to others.
► Seropositive health care professionals who perform invasive procedures or have skin lesions should take precautions to protect patients from the risk of infection.
► Children with positive tests should be allowed to attend school, since casual person-to-person contact of school children poses no risk. But a restricted environment is advisable for children who lack control of their body secretions, has biting behavior, having oozing lesions.
► Dental instruments should be heat sterilized between patients. Whenever possible, disposable needles and equipments should be used.