chapter  10
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Choosing Therapies

A physician should be consulted before pursu ing any treatm ent plan; however, all decision-making authority should not be su rrendered . T he deci­ sions ultimately rem ain the patien t’s and preparation is necessary to make them intelligently. A person with AIDS should use doctors, friends, and o ther people with AIDS/ARC as resources, but should retain and exercise the right to make choices about his or her own health.