Are Dentists At Risk For Hiv 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 »
Mid-Atlantic ADA & IT Information Center

Questions and Answers: The ADA and Persons With HIV/AIDS

...employers to establish qualification standards that will exclude individuals who pose a direct threat -- i.e., a significant risk of substantial harm -- to the health or safety of the individual or of others, if that risk cannot be eliminated or... Read more »
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