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Hiv In The Dental Office

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Response To Another Readers Post

Dr. Daar, I would really like to hear your opinion about my letter regarding the man who wrote you June 10th about his wife being positive possibly from having dental work done. Please do not think me ignorant, but it is alarming that he and his...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...I can not speak to the specifics surrounding the case you describe, nor the evidence supporting transmission occuring in a dental office. As far as I am aware there is one isolated situation where it was thought that a patient was exposed to HIV... Read more »

bone graft and hiv risk

Dr. Bob, Love your site and would be more than happy to donate to your great work. Here is my... Read more »

Root Canal then sick

Hi Dr. I wanted to ask about the possible chance of getting HIV while at the dentist. 2 years ago I... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts: Dental Care Providers Can Help in Early Detection of HIV

...others at risk of transmission. "The CDC has suggested that each year, a significant portion of the population will visit a dental office, but not a medical office. In some states, dental offices are conducting rapid HIV testing, and this may be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...other blood-borne infections), protects patients as well as health care providers from possible HIV transmission in medical and dental offices and hospitals. For more information on preventing occupational exposure to HIV, refer to the CDC fact... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...Sex Thinking it Through Sexual Harm Reduction Most people know that serious, even life-threatening, infections like HIV, hepatitis and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) can be passed from one person to another through sex. One... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV & the Law: ADA

...she was HIV-positive when seeking dental treatment from Randon Bragdon, a dentist in Maine. Dr. Bragdon examined her in his dental office but refused to fill her cavity in his dental office; he indicated that he would fill her cavity in only a... Read more »
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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 »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

my lab test results

Posted by bobo, 4 Replies
hey guys, hope you all good.i got my results on thurs and my CD4's were 639 and my VL 239;my doc says that i should not be put on meds anytime soon, though we barely understand each other coz i hardly speak the language.just wondering if anyone was... 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 Read more »