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Hiv In The Dental Office

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dental offices and patients

I am doing a report on special-needs patients that have HIV/AIDS,could you tell me how a dentist and assistants treat these special-needs patients in a pratice?Any comment is greatly apprecieated.Thanks...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
The practice of dentistry for the vast majority of people living with HIV/AIDS is not any different than treating those who do not have HIV-infection. Special precautions are not necessary. Antibiotic premedication is not necessary unless the person... Read more »

Dental Office Equipments

Doctor, I just got my root canal done at a dental office. Before I asked the dentist and his... Read more »

hiv from dental procedure

I have a concern about a dental office visit about two months ago. I went in for a general checkup... 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

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

"The dental community can join [the fight against AIDS] by being the first line of defense in identifying possible signs of HIV. Dental teams have a unique opportunity to identify individuals who may be HIV-positive and unaware of their status. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: AIDS Healthcare Foundation Opens Dental Clinic for HIV Patients in Downtown Los Angeles

On August 12, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) opened its first oral health clinic, specializing in dental care for HIV-positive individuals, next door to AHF's Downtown Healthcare Center in Los Angeles. The clinic offers a full range of general... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dental Clinic in Wyoming Offers HIV Testing

The Dental Services program at the Community Health Center of Central Wyoming began offering HIV testing in April 2005. It has since become a model for other dental practices across the country that would like to do the same. "You give a whole... Read more »
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HIV or Dental Issue ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
FOund some interesting things on the net when looking up symptoms of body aches, headaches, joint muscle pain, ear aches, etc. drug resistance. I have not had any type of sexual intercourse other than masterbation for almost three years now and in... Read more »

UNICEF HIV/AIDS Project Officer - East Timor

Posted by Anonymous

UNICEF HIV/AIDS Project Officer - East Timor
Joe Thomas, East Timor
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UNICEF is actively looking for qualified applicants for this post. Please forward it to anyone you think may be interested. Info and contact e-mails... Read more »

Project Officer: Child focusedHIV/AIDS Interventi

Posted by Anonymous
1. Save the Children - scuk@scuk.netnam.vn

Job Vacancy
Project Officer: Child focused HIV/AIDS Intervention and Management
Project, Vietnam

Save the Children UK (SC UK) is an international development and child
rights agency. SC UK now seeks an... Read more »

Update:Dr. office called wants me 2 come in

Posted by scared2Bpos, 2 Replies
So on 11/23 I got tested for all STD's and had an HIV test. I had a risky exposure a little over 6 weeks ago. I had a rapid hiv test at 40 days -negative. Well my Dr. office called last night they have my results said the Dr wants me to come in.... Read more »