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Dental Health And Hiv

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Get the Facts
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

... Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily transmitted throughunprotected (no condoms) anal sex, unprotected vaginal sex, and sharinginjection drug equipment.
Ask the Experts

mandatory hiv test for dentists

Is it mandatory for dentists who practice dental surgery to get hiv tests regularly?
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...No, it is not mandatory for dentists or other dental health care workers to be routinely tested for HIV infection. The universal precautions or standard precautions as they are sometimes Read more »

My boyfriend has AIDS

The man I'm dating is 40 years old and has been HIV+ for 20 years. He's been on medication for 10 years; has lost almost 10 lbs in the last year; doesn't get enough sleep; and sometimes misses doses. He's thin and often has a facial rash at night....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...tobacco itself causes some oral mouth problems and chemical residue which can be detected by a kissing partner. I assume your dental health is OK and that you are HIV-. KH Read more »

How to find a dentist without worry of HIV transmission

Dear Dr. Reznik: Where can I find a dentist who doesn't have HIV? I understand that someone might be offended by this request but I have a right (I am a lawyer by the way!!) to choose a dentist of my own preference. The Americans with...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...sexual practices after the test. Also, be advised that the Acer case is the only documented case of transmission of HIV from a dental health care worker to a patient.2. As a patient you should be aware if your provider practices Universal... Read more »


dear doctors, most recently my partner and i both became disabled at the beginning of 1999, in separate accidents, we live in vero beach fl. and a year ago after i went thru five surgeries on my leg, with many complications, and infections, aids...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...I'm sorry, but I don't know what dental care resources are available for you in Florida. You are right that good dental health is important, and oral disease is a common complication of HIV infection.I understand your frustration with the lack... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Positive Patients' Discussion of Oral Health With Their HIV Primary Care Providers in Miami, Florida

...examinations of HIV patients. In the current study, the researchers sought to describe HIV patients' discussion of oral and dental health with their HIV primary care providers and to identify the correlates of that discussion. Cross-sectional... Read more »
Lambda Legal

Dental, Public Health Associations, and EEOC Challenge Firing of Hygienist With HIV

...Employment Opportunity Commission are among 11 organizations joining Lambda Legal to challenge the firing of a dental hygienist with HIV. In friend-of-the-court briefs submitted this week, the organizations argue there was no valid medical or... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Tenderloin Health Receives Funding for HIV Dental Care

...Human Services awarded a $2 million, five-year demonstration grant to Tenderloin Health (TH) to provide critical dental care for HIV/AIDS patients. TH's partner agency is the Tom Waddell Health Center, which offers a dental clinic a few hours... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Know Now. Live Longer." Promotes HIV/AIDS Treatment Awareness

...Memphis Ryan White Program. First, we hope to educate the community about the services offered by the Ryan White Program, such as dental health care, HIV prescription assistance, medical care, and health education workshops. Second, we plan to... Read more »
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Question about oral sex...

Posted by pozargie, 5 Replies
1st of all SORRY for this question... I feel rather embarrassed to ask.... I just wondering how risky can ORAL ANAL in others words for all of you to understand "a black kiss" Is it risky for the "giver" as well as for the "receiver"??... Read more »

Best states for private/public health insurance

Posted by johnpaul10028
...I am retired due to hiv/aids and other conditions. I am too sick to work but not sick enough to die. I want to move somewhere in the US (or even out Read more »

Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...all Americans. The NAACP considers health as a civil rights issue, and is committed to serving as a leader in addressing HIV/AIDS. Under direction from the Religious Affairs and Health Committees of the national Board of Directors, HIV/AIDS... Read more »

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 »