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Dentist Contracting Hiv From A Patient

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Dentist Glove had hole

My parents never allowed me to take sex ed I was always opted out. I have learned what I can about HIV from google for my own protection. However today I had an episode at the dentist and I am so scared. I just got back from the dentist. After my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Perhaps even after the fact they can learn just how wrong their decision was. Regarding your HIV risk from the hole in your dentist's glove, it's completely nonexistent. You would have learned this as well in a science-based, age-appropriate sex... Read more »

Dentist of Death

Dr. Bob, I'm going to apologize ahead of time for asking the type of question that you get all the... 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 »
Articles
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

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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

... Women and HIV in the United States Women represent the fastest growing demographic of HIV infections worldwide. In order to work on reversing Read more »
Body Positive

HIV is a Disability! Court Protects HIV-Positive People

...HIV-positive Maine woman, went to a local dentist to have a cavity filled. Although she had no symptoms, Abbott revealed on a patient information form that she was infected with the virus. The dentist, Dr. Robert Bragdon, refused to perform the... Read more »
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HIV Positive dentist

Posted by doglove, 5 Replies
...to, 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 »

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 »

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 »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...estimates on risks, it seems that one has to be extremely (and repeatedly) stupid to contract HIV. This means, most HIV +ve patients have deliberately, willfully, knowingly had the virus self-inflicted. Do they really deserve any care or... Read more »