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Risk Of Hiv And Aids In A Dental Office

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...common mode of transmission than other sexual behaviors (anal and vaginal sex). There have been a few cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person performing oral sex has HIV, blood from their mouth may enter the body of the person receiving oral sex...
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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 question, I feel I am at no risk. I just want some confirmation. I had a root canal several years ago and had a crown placed on the tooth. The crown came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I agree with your assumptions: "no risk!" HIV/hepatitis screening is not warranted. Relax Max! All is well, including you!Dr. Bob Read more »

DOUBLE THE DONATION IF YOU ANSWER THIS FOLLOW UP QUESTION ALONG WITH MY FIRST #3

Dear Dr. Bob Frascino, I just spoke to my dentist because I think I really did something stupid. I explained to you in an e-mail about the Dental Experience I had ,,,,, But now I think I really did something bad. I explained there was an HIV+...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...anxiety levels a bit or you wouldn't hear a single thing I was trying to tell you!)Regarding your three risks:1. Risk #1. The risk of HIV transmission from a handshake is nonexistent, unless both of you were actively dripping blood in massive... Read more »

One Last Question and Ill Donate Again -- Trying to understand this whole PEP thing

Dear Dr Frascino, I looked through your Forum and was trying to understand this whope PEP thing. I am still bugging (asking) my Dentist about this whole Glove thing. He keeps re-asssuring me they are very strict about "universal precautions" and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...anxiety levels a bit or you wouldn't hear a single thing I was trying to tell you!)Regarding your three risks:1. Risk #1. The risk of HIV transmission from a handshake is nonexistent, unless both of you were actively dripping blood in massive... Read more »

HIV in the workplace

I work in a dental office as a certified assistant. Our office sees a lot of patients that are infected with HIV and AIDS. I recently was exposed to HIV when I was injured by a "needlestick" like injury from a bur. A bur is the bit used in a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and HIV Prevention" expert forum. Please resubmit your question there... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...reduce the number of new cases, as once people are aware of their infection, they are significantly less likely to put others at risk of transmission. "The CDC has suggested that each year, a significant portion of the population will visit a... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...don't have sex, many senior women aresexually active and some are injection-drug users. Older women can actually beat greater risk for HIV infection then younger women with the same behaviorsbecause they have thinner vaginal walls and other... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...bleach is in contact with what's being cleaned for at least 2 minutes. This is different from the usual guidelines for killing HIV. The Hepatitis viruses are hardier than HIV, and therefore more difficult to destroy. It has not been proven that... Read more »
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Potential HIV risks please help

Posted by 613, 3 Replies
...OK, Just for clarification, I have considered taking an HIV test when I get my yearly physical here are my risks 1. Received oral sex from a woman in 2006 (unprotected) 2. fingered the same girl 3. touched blood of 2 different people at Read more »

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 »

Is this a HUGE risk for HIV infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Receptive anal intercourse that consisted of a couple of entries in and out and without ejacuation? Read more »

Why women are at the highest risk for HIV

Posted by 2FarGone
...to interact with the hetero-poz community and the roadblocks that I face at every turn. At the present women are the most at risk group for contracting HIV. Who are they getting infected by? I'm gonna go out on a limb here and figure they are... Read more »