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Articles  |   January 1991
Lose a piece of the rock: physician liability for failing to notify private third parties of HIV risk
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Articles   |   January 1991
Lose a piece of the rock: physician liability for failing to notify private third parties of HIV risk
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 1991, Vol. 91, 45. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1991.91.1.45
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 1991, Vol. 91, 45. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1991.91.1.45
Abstract

Since 1851, individuals have successfully sued physicians for injuries sustained through infectious disease transmission from the physicians' patients. Liability to third parties must be considered in the management of patients with infectious diseases. Because of this potential liability, physicians with human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients must consider notifying identified third parties of their respective risks of infection.