"The veterinarian’s role in the HIV/AIDS epidemic"
Title: The veterinarian's role in the HIV/AIDS epidemic
Author: Caroline Schaffer
Source: Proceedings of the 139th Annual Meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Nashville, TN
Veterinarians are challenged to explore what they can do to help their clients, staff, and colleagues who may be immunosuppressed to maintain a safe relationship with animals and people. Important points about zoonotic diseases, safe pet ownership, health care teams, laws against discrimination in the workplace, universal precautions, community and client communication, and compassion are presented in order to give veterinarians greater confidence in their work and pride in their role in preserving and strengthening the priceless relationships between people and animals.