Precaution For Dentist For Hiv Patient Management

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...HIV transmission when using sex toys? Can I get HIV from injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been infected with HIV from being stuck by needles in non-health care settings? Are lesbians or other women who have sex with women at risk for...
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Dentists specializing in HIV patients

Newly infected in Phoenix, AZ and am unable to find a dentist to treat me. Can you help.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES'll be able to fine a good dentist in Phoenix. While I don't know of anyone there by name, I'd suggest that you ask your HIV specialist or AIDS Service Organization for their recommendation.Be well,BY Read more »


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
...assume it." WHAT???? Dude, why assume anything when it's so incredibly simple to know one way or the other with a simple rapid HIV test??? Results are available in as few as 20 minutes, probably less time than it took you to post this question!... Read more »

hiv positive dentist

can hiv positive dentist allow to practice?in that case what is the career option ?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...practicing dentistry or medicine due to HIV or other bloodborne diseases, such as hepatitis B or C. Universal precautions protect patients from infected health care providers and vice versa. Dr. Bob 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 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 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

...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 who come here have neglected their teeth because they have so many other health concerns,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...they should be able to give you more appropriate health care. All providers should protect themselves from diseases carried in patients' blood. If providers are likely to come in contact with your blood, you can remind them to put gloves on. ... Read more »
Mid-Atlantic ADA & IT Information Center

Questions and Answers: The ADA and Persons With HIV/AIDS

...emergency medical technician may not refuse to transport a person with AIDS. A state-owned nursing home may not refuse to accept patients with HIV/AIDS. A county recreation center may not refuse admission to a summer camp program to a child... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Investigation of Patients Treated by an HIV-Infected Cardiothoracic Surgeon -- Israel, 2007

... Transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from an infected health-care worker to patients is rare, 1 with the greatest potential for occurrence during exposure-prone, invasive surgical procedures in which the blood 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 »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

How do you manage your health care?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...HIV/AIDS is a complicated web of conditions made more complicated by the interaction of the meds on our body chemistries. I would Read more »

Florida 69 and the rest, read what my research is

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...curse me and hopoe another person gets the virus, shame on you man but read what i posted on the sites ok and two women got hiv just by working in there homes from a needle stick iniury and no it wasnt from sex ok so just read Read more »
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