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Dentist Who Specializes in HIV

I haven't been to the dentist for a long time. (been on medication for a year and has 0 VL and 500CD4).I have receding gum (2-4 teeth) and am a little concern. I tried HIVdent.org, but they don't seem to have the referral system anymore. Could you...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your post.Dental Care for people with HIV is supported through federal funding through the Ryan White Program. You can find sites that provide dental care through their Read more »

Husband Dentist Exposed to HIV on Job Yesterday

Dr. Bob,My husband is a dentist and was exposed to HIV while drilling a patient's tooth. ... 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 »
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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 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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dentist Comes Out of Retirement to Treat HIV-Positive Patients

...2001, officials said. "Though attitudes are beginning to change, I believe many dentists are afraid to work exclusively with HIV/AIDS patients because they feel it will hurt their regular practice. And they may be right," said Green, who retired... Read more »
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 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 »

Do I have to tell my dentist?

Posted by dj1979, 7 Replies
...I think I already know the answer to this, but am I obligated to reveal my status to my dentist? I am going for an extraction on Thursday. Since this is a small town, I am still really uncomfortable telling anyone. I know Read more »

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 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 Read more »