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Are Dentist At Risk With Hiv Positive Patients

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Husband Dentist Exposed to HIV on Job Yesterday

Dr. Bob,My husband is a dentist and was exposed to HIV while drilling a patient's tooth. Blood/saliva squirted into his eye (he was not wearing his protective eyewear. The patient was HIV positive (as noted in his file, which my husband did not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hmm. One wonders why the same doctor didn't give him a similar look for not following universal precautions when working on a patient! Now that's what is really stupid (or at least inexcusably careless!).Your chances of acquiring HIV from your... Read more »

Tell my new dentist I'm HIV+ ? (DISCLOSURE TO DENTIST)

I'm going to be going to a dentist in a couple of weeks. I'll be a new patient. I'll be having... Read more »

Dentist with exposure to positive patient

Hi Dr Frascino,Thank you for all you do on here! You are an inspiration to many and a wonderful... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Dental Clinic Specializes in HIV/AIDS Patients, Cuts Out Fear of Seeing Dentist

...patients immune systems are strong enough to tolerate the required treatments, said Williams. Extra care is taken to reduce the risk of transmission. We use gloves, drapes, disposable instruments, and we have an extensive sterilization system,... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

'Open Wide'?

...cannot deny services to persons living with HIV-disease because they fear that they or their staff might become infected. The risk of a health care worker being infected by treating an HIV-positive patient is too small for the law to recognize... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...with men, often without any knowledge that they are at risk, prevention efforts in women must focus on increasing awareness of risk and routine diagnosis. Early diagnosis is critical to the prevention of HIV and AIDS. We know that identifying... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...system deterioration and an increased risk for developing AIDS. Conversely, patients with low levels of virus have a much lower risk of developing AIDS. For example, in an anlysis of 1,604 HIV-infected men in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV Positive dentist

Posted by doglove, 5 Replies
...disclose but I know it would be unwise to do so. Any advice? Should I pursue this career path at all? Anyone know an HIV + dentist? Read more »

test positive but do not now how I got it

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I give blood to the blood center in new york for years and on Jan 10 they let me know that I positive I told the women that she was out of her mind. I haved sex off and on for 12 yearswith my boyfriend( he been tested and does not have it) . My... Read more »

really scared

Posted by brooklynn07, 2 Replies
...wrong. i worry that maybe they didn't even send them to be tested. i went to a walk in medical clinic. they probably never had a patient test for hiv. please help guy's. i'm really stressed. Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...estimates on risks, it seems that one has to be extremely (and repeatedly) stupid to contract HIV. This means, most HIV +ve patients have deliberately, willfully, knowingly had the virus self-inflicted. Do they really deserve any care or... Read more »