The occupational risks of caring for patients with HIV infection are both medical and psychological. Because HIV-infected patients receive extensive care in tertiary centers, there are implications for resident and medical student training.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all training programs develop policies designed to help students and residents care for patients with HIV infection in a safe and effective manner.
Institutions should develop programs and policies that address specific local needs as well as addressing the following areas:
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