Can A Dentist Get Hiv From A Patient

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Dentists specializing in HIV patients

Newly infected in Phoenix, AZ and am unable to find a dentist to treat me. Can you help.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.I'm certain that you'll be able to fine a good dentist in Phoenix. While I don't know of anyone there by name, I'd suggest that you ask your HIV specialist or AIDS Service Organization Read more »

Dentist working with HIV+ patients

Hello Dr. Bob! I am a senior dental student and I have recently volunteered to treat HIV+ patients... Read more »

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. ... 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

...said. Priscilla Jackson of Flatbush said she is grateful for the clinic, especially after having several bad experiences with dentists unfamiliar with treating HIVpatients. I went to one place and when the dentist found out I was HIV-positive,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dentist Comes Out of Retirement to Treat HIV-Positive Patients

...officials said. "Though attitudes are beginning to change, I believe many dentists are afraid to work exclusively with HIV/AIDSpatients because they feel it will hurt their regular practice. And they may be right," said Green, who retired from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado: Dentist's Office Gives, Brings Smiles to Patients Living With HIV/AIDS

...HDC has more than 2,000 appointments a year. It receives federal funds, private donations and grants. The staff includes two dentists, a hygienist, a dental assistant and an executive director. "It feeds your soul," said dentist Colleen... Read more »
The Body

New York: Open Wide: Dentists Now Offer Quick HIV Tests

...services offered at the practice. "The topic of HIV can be uncomfortable for some, so we decided we would talk about it with patients in a matter-of-fact way, the way we talk about cavities and gum disease," Dr. Catrise Austin said. Austin has... Read more »
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