Israel's Health Ministry may discipline dentists who refuse to treat HIV patients
More than a fifth − 22 percent of the 633 dentists interviewed for a survey, conducted for the Israel AIDS Task Force − said they refuse to treat HIV carriers.
The Health Ministry has started holding hearings for dentists who refuse to treat people positive for HIV, after a recent survey showed that almost half of Israeli dentists refuse to treat HIV patients, or put off treating them to the end of the day. Such practices run contrary to ministry regulations.
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