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Anyone who is worried about the recent HIV scare can phone the confidential helpline number on 0800 028 2816.
The helpline will be open from 8am to 10pm from today (19th August), until Sunday 1st September.
The number is free from landlines, but you may be charged if using a mobile phone.
Around 250 dental patients in Dumfries have been warned of a 'slight risk' that they may have been exposed to HIV, after a former dentist who treated them was found to have the disease.
The former dentist, who has not been named to protect patient confidentiality, treated people in Dumfries over a three year period.
The dentist provided locum Sunday emergency cover at Nithbank Hospital between April 2004 and 2007.
Patients in the NHS Dumfries and Galloway area have been warned as a precaution of "a very slight risk that they might have been exposed to the virus".