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Precaution For Dentist For Hiv Patient Management

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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 just a checkup and a cleaning. I'm wondering if it is necessary, or perhaps even required,that I inform the dentist that I am HIV+...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are correct: all health care professionals use "universal precautions" to prevent the transmission of bloodborne disease to patients and vice versa. Personally, I would recommend disclosing your status to your dentist. This is... Read more »

Dentist working with HIV+ patients

Hello Dr. Bob! I am a senior dental student and I have recently volunteered to treat HIV+ patients... Read more »

Dentists specializing in HIV patients

Newly infected in Phoenix, AZ and am unable to find a dentist to treat me. Can you help. ... 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, located at 57 Willoughby St., also accepts male patients. Many of the people... 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

Evaluation of Health Map: A Patient-Centered, Web-Based Service for Supporting HIV-Infected Patients in Australia

The authors undertook the current study "to describe the use of and responses to a self-management website, 'Health Map,' established to address the key chronic health issues of HIV-positive people." The site "assessed health issues against current... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

How One Patient Manages Managed Care

My name is John. I am 51 years old and have been living with HIV for approximately ten years now. I worked in the computer software industry for over 20 years before becoming disabled by AIDS six years ago. I began taking HIV medications back when a... Read more »
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Going to the dentist....ouch!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had to make my first routine dentist appt since I found out I was HIV pos. I asked my HIV provider if I should disclose my status to my dentist and his hygenist who cleans my teeth and does most of the work. She said no, that there has been no... Read more »

our clinic needs a dentist

Posted by ckeown
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 area if you know one or are one please let me know Read more »

Do I have to tell my dentist?

Posted by dj1979, 7 Replies
I think I already know the answer to this, but am I obligated to reveal my status to my dentist? I am going for an extraction on Thursday. Since this is a small town, I am still really uncomfortable telling anyone. I know he is bound by law not... 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 area if you know one or are one please let me know
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