Care after death is one of the most important aspects of HIV/AIDS care. Standard precautions stipulate that all people, no matter what they have died from, should be treated the same. These precautions should be applied also to people who have died of HIV/AIDS. People preparing the bodies should be instructed to wear gloves, and follow the hand washing procedure. Bleach powder should be used if the body is seeping out fluids; the bleach will kill the virus. However, it is not necessary to cover the body with plastic unless there is need. Disposal and care of linen, instruments, and other materials should follow the same procedure of disinfection, sterilization and disposal as discussed in Chapter 4.