Dentist Working With Hiv Positive Patients

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Dentist working with HIV+ patients

Hello Dr. Bob! I am a senior dental student and I have recently volunteered to treat HIV+ patients and patients with AIDS at the medically complex dental care clinic in my dental school. As far as I have seen so far, we have not been instructed to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...everything in your post. For instance, (1) no "extra" precautions are warranted or necessary when treating HIV-positive dental patients and (2) no "extra" sterilization procedures are warranted or necessary for dental tools used to treat... 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 »

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, Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...your health (taking medications, rest periods, etc.). Talk with your boss or personnel director. Tell them you want to continue working, and what changes may be needed in your schedule or workload. Make sure they understand if you want to keep... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

'Open Wide'?

...on a medical questionnaire. Instead, he asked to interview the dentist first. He wanted to make sure he would be comfortable working with her. After a 15-minute conversation in which the dentist described her services and stated that she could... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dentist Comes Out of Retirement to Treat HIV-Positive Patients

...Society, arrived in October 2001, officials said. "Though attitudes are beginning to change, I believe many dentists are afraid to work exclusively with HIV/AIDSpatients because they feel it will hurt their regular practice. And they may be... Read more »
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