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Accidental Hiv Transmission And Dental Instruments

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Accidental Spit in Eye (Hep C) (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION)

I have the same question as asked in "blood tainted saliva in eye" asked by another visitor, but my question is concerning Hepatitis C? While talking in a session, a client of mine (I'm a counselor) with that dx in her chart (at some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your risk of acquiring hepatitis C from getting a "small amount of spit" in your eye is nonexistent. I'll reprint some information about hepatitis C transmission below.Dr. BobHepatitis C TransmissionHCV is mainly transmitted when... Read more »

dental treatments and HIV

Hello Doctor! I am HIV positive patients currently in treatment and laboratory values ​​450 CD4 and viral load under 20 copies.I have to have several dental treatments involving blood, saliva, etc. ..I know that all surgical...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Universal precautions should be in place for all medical and dental procedures. This protects against transmission of blood-borne pathogens between the doctor/dentist and the patient. Regarding your uncle, you could disclose your HIV-positive... Read more »

Got poked with instrument during sterilization

So today I was doing sterilization in our dental office. As I was filling the steam autoclave I pricked myself with an explorer that poked out of the package. They had already been ran through the ultrasonic but they're definitely not clean...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou should office procedures in place to help you through this type of situation. HIV begins to die once it leaves the body and becomes unable to infect. Hepatitis C does last longer outside of the body. Since the instruments had been through the... Read more »

Help with accidental needle prick protocol

I am in the Dental Hygiene program at my college and while cleaning the teeth of a patient with Hepatitic C I accidently pricked myself with an instrument. I've been to the hospital yet they are unsure of the protocol that should be followed....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You should have baseline testing for hepatitis B and C. I am not certain why you were prescribed Crixivan and Combivir for HIV prevention since I do not know the details of your exposure or the patient's HIV status. Usually HIV prophylaxis is... Read more »
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dental symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi. I'm a 25 year old heterosexual woman. I had unprotected sex 3 weeks ago. 2 weeks after the incident, my teeth started to hurt. I went to visit my dentist and he told me that I have acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. I believe this is also... Read more »

Accidentally passing on HIV

Posted by alondonlad, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with someone who could be HIV+ in November. I got tested the next day and the results came back a few weeks later as neg. I was tested again in December and got a second neg but I need to be tested again in March for a more... Read more »

HIV or Dental Issue ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
FOund some interesting things on the net when looking up symptoms of body aches, headaches, joint muscle pain, ear aches, etc. drug resistance. I have not had any type of sexual intercourse other than masterbation for almost three years now and in... Read more »

Dental Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What are Dental Symptoms ? and what kind of chills do ppl get when they are infected with HIV ? Read more »