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Hiv Transmission In A Dental Office

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Dental Office Equipments

Doctor, I just got my root canal done at a dental office. Before I asked the dentist and his assistant about hepatitics C and hiv transmission, they all said their equiments were cleaned. But I don't know if they change those tubes that suck...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is not necessary to get tested for infectious diseases after visiting the dentist. Dentists and other medical professionals are required to follow certain protocol to ensure that patients are not exposed to infections through medical equipment.If... Read more »

dental offices and patients

I am doing a report on special-needs patients that have HIV/AIDS,could you tell me how a dentist... 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

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

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

California: Some Dentists Refuse to Serve People With HIV

A new study finds that 5 percent of dental offices in Los Angeles County have a blanket ban on serving people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). English- and Spanish-speaking people trained as "testers" called 612 dental offices during 2007-08, posing as... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.K. Crown Prosecution Service Issues Guidelines to Clarify Law on Intentional, Reckless Transmission of HIV

The United Kingdom's Crown Prosecution Service on Friday issued guidelines to clarify a law on intentionally or recklessly transmitting HIV, London's Daily Mail reports. According to the guidelines, cases of intentional or reckless HIV... Read more »
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dental symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi. I'm a 25 year old heterosexual woman. I had unprotected sex 3 weeks ago. 2 weeks after the incident, my teeth started to hurt. I went to visit my dentist and he told me that I have acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. I believe this is also... Read more »

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 »