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Have There Been Cases Of Hiv Being Transmitted From Dentist To Patients

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PLEASE DOC.... PATIENT TO DENTIST INFECTION.... PLEASE READ ASAP

DOC, thank you for reading this....I CAN'T SLEEP. I haven't been tested for HIV. I've been sexually active (oral sex) for the last five years. Let's assume I'm positive, I know it's unlikely, but let's assume it. I've been going to my family dentist...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...few quick comments and then encourage you to get your butt down to the testing center to put an end to all this nonsense.Your dentist didn't break any laws by not using protective eyewear while performing routine dental cleaning. (They are... 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 »

hiv positive dentist

can hiv positive dentist allow to practice?in that case what is the career option ? Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...splashed into a worker's eyes or inside their nose. There has been only one instance of patients being infected by an HIV-infected dentist. For more information, see " Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? " and " Are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...Care Providers It's your decision whether or not to tell a health care provider that you have HIV. If your providers, including dentists, know you have HIV, they should be able to give you more appropriate health care. All providers should... 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

...said. Priscilla Jackson of Flatbush said she is grateful for the clinic, especially after having several bad experiences with dentists unfamiliar with treating HIV patients. I went to one place and when the dentist found out I was HIV-positive,... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...individual, sequenced and shown to be the infecting strain of virus. In another tragic incident, transmission of HIV from a Florida dentist to six patients has been documented by genetic analyses of virus isolated from both the dentist and the... Read more »
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HIV Positive dentist

Posted by doglove, 5 Replies
...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 »

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 »

Tooth Decay

Posted by TheLoneRanger, 2 Replies
...anxiety can cause that by supressing your inmune system, but I find it hard to blame it on my stress/anxiety. Thanks for being patient, since I don't wanna get annoying in here, but I promise it will not last more than 3 months .... I have only... Read more »