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Dental Questions For Hiv Patients

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dental amalgam in HIV+ patients

Hello Dr. Frascino !My girlfriend is hiv + and on meds.She visited her dentist since she had problems vith her memory. He told her she should replace amalgam (because of mercury) with composite. He added this mercury can damage kidney, cause brain...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...people with symptoms they related to amalgam fillings did not have significant mercury levels. The study compared ten symptomatic patients and eight patients with no reported health complaints. The symptom group had neither a higher estimated... Read more »

Dental Implants in HIV patients

Can dental implants be placed in HIV patients with good success. There is not a good randomized... Read more »

Staff Fears regarding aHIV/AIDS patient

In a dental office, even with adequate information regarding HIV/AIDs, how do ally the concenrs,... Read more »
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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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dental Problems Go Unresolved in Many HIV Patients

...infections are twice as likely to go untreated as other health problems related to the disease. The report also found that uninsured patients with HIV infection are three times as likely to have untreated dental conditions like oral infections... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Carolina: Free Dental Clinic Helping AIDS Patients Smile

... The Columbia Oral Health Clinic (COHC), which provides free dental services for low-income Midlands residents living with HIV/AIDS, recently won one of four excellence awards given annually by the federal National Health Service Corps to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been infected with HIV from being stuck... Read more »
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AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

Angular cheilitis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is it Angular cheilitis a syntom of HIV Read more »

Me Again I another question

Posted by endlsskys, 2 Replies
...Ok I have been on this site for over a month and Found out I was 100% HIV positive. My next step is trying to find a case manager. I have a list of questions that are bothering me that I need answered Read more »

A question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My mate might have H.I.V and the other day he spilt a tiny bit of blood which someone drank, a tiny speck of blood, is there any chance of this person catching H.I.V? thanks. Read more »