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viral load and dental hygiene treatment

Mar 1, 2001

Would you be able to tell me if a person with HIV is having the viral load testing done is there any side effects that would impact a dental hygiene treatment plan for the patient or the hygenist or doctor?

Thanks Courtney Dental Hygiene Student

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Viral load testing is a routine blood test, and is not affected by a dental procedure. MH

What does viral load measure?
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