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Dentist Contracting Hiv From A Patient

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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 »

Dentist with exposure to positive patient

Hi Dr Frascino,Thank you for all you do on here! You are an inspiration to many and a wonderful... Read more »

Dentists specializing in HIV patients

Newly infected in Phoenix, AZ and am unable to find a dentist to treat me. Can you help. ... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

The Howard Dental Center (HDC) on Capitol Hill in Denver has been serving the dental needs of people with HIV/AIDS since 1994. Its name honors Dr. John Howard, a dentist who treated seropositive patients before his 1988 death from AIDS at age 55.... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: People Not as Concerned About Contracting HIV

About 100 patients and providers from across Northern Ontario gathered this week for the 17th annual Opening Doors Conference on HIV/AIDS. Keynote speaker Dr. Mark Wainberg warned that HIV/AIDS complacency is a growing problem. While new drug... Read more »
TheBody.com

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 »
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our clinic needs a dentist

Posted by ckeown
I work for a dental clinic with a large HIV client base. The staff is great the patients are wonderful and the pay is ok. We are in need of a new dentist in the Phoenix area if you know one or are one please let me know Read more »

Dentist Appt - Could it happen?

Posted by whatthe, 2 Replies
Ok. Here is the deal. I had a dentist appt for a filling in November where I ended up getting the cold sore virus from the person assisting the dentist. I had noticed she had a horrible looking cold sore and every so often seemed to adjust her mask... Read more »

Dentist Appt - Could this happen ??

Posted by whatthe, 1 Reply
OMG. I'm such a dork. I just posted this on the other board by accident. Here is a copy and paste of this here where I should have put it. Apparently I am not thiniking clearly.
Ok. Here is the deal. I had a dentist appt for a filling in November... Read more »

Dentist required Phoenix area

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I work for a dental clinic with a large HIV client base. The staff is great the patients are wonderful and the pay is ok. We are in need of a new dentist in the Phoenix area if you know one or are one please let me know
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