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Can You Get Hiv At The Dentist

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Ask the Experts

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 just a checkup and a cleaning. I'm wondering if it is necessary, or perhaps even required,that I inform the dentist that I am HIV+...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are correct: all health care professionals use "universal precautions" to prevent the transmission of bloodborne disease to patients and vice versa. Personally, I would recommend disclosing your status to your dentist. This is... Read more »

hiv from dentist

hi!a few days ago I went to the dentist and before he started a tooth extraction he put his hands... Read more »

Risk of HIV going to the dentist

is going to the dentist for simple oral hygene work a risk for hiv?... Read more »

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

A private dentist in New York City has added a $15 rapid-result HIV test to the routine 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,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

Last fall, the nonprofit group Housing Works opened a full-service health clinic in Brooklyn exclusively for women with HIV/AIDS. A dental clinic housed in the facility, located at 57 Willoughby St., also accepts male patients. Many of the people... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Pennsylvania: Dentist Suspended, Patients Face HIV Testing

This article was reported by WNEP-TV (Moosic, Penn.) . WNEP-TV reported that Pennsylvania state health officials have suspended a dentist in Shamokin after finding that he did not follow appropriate procedures to clean, disinfect, or sterilize the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Some Dentists Refuse to Serve People With HIV

A new study finds that 5 percent of dental offices in Los Angeles County have a blanket ban on serving people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). English- and Spanish-speaking people trained as "testers" called 612 dental offices during 2007-08, posing as... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV Positive dentist

Posted by doglove, 5 Replies
I have been studying towards a career in the health professions. Just recently I have decided to go for a dental career. I am seriously reconsidering this as people might stop coming to me if they find out I am positive. It's a lot of money to... Read more »

Need a Dentist

Posted by Anonymous
My friend needs to find a dentist in the San Francisco Bay Area who is HIV friendly (since my friend has HIV). Anyone know of such a dentist? Or know of a dentist referral program?

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Going to the dentist....ouch!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had to make my first routine dentist appt since I found out I was HIV pos. I asked my HIV provider if I should disclose my status to my dentist and his hygenist who cleans my teeth and does most of the work. She said no, that there has been no... Read more »

Just back from the dentist

Posted by franfrog, 3 Replies
Well, I have not gone to the dentist in about 15 years. No cavities surprisingly but got my teeth cleaned and they said I need to go back for a deep cleaning. You know, numb me and do one quadrant at a time. I am no good with pain. Luckily I do... Read more »