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Should I Get Tested If Exposed At Dentist

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son experienced incident at dentist- please reply

Hello, 2nd time I ask this question because there is a small change of info. I'll repeat the whole question if you don't mind. My 5 year old son was getting a crown for a cavity and the dentist came too close to her finger with the drill while...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...blood and it would be quite reasonable to think the resident simply nicked her glove. I doubt there was any significant blood exposure. I would not test your son. Read more »

Husband Dentist Exposed to HIV on Job Yesterday

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Dentist with exposure to positive patient

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Telling Others You're HIV Positive

... Accept the reaction. You can't control how others will deal with your news. Special Situations People You May Have Exposed to HIV It can be very difficult to disclose your status to sexual partners or people you shared needles with.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission English, en EspaƱol. Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? The risk of health care workers being exposed to HIV on the job is very low, especially if they carefully follow universal precautions (i.e., using protective... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...Munoz, MACS, personal communication). HIV can be detected in virtually everyone with AIDS. Recently developed sensitive testing methods, including the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and improved culture techniques, have enabled researchers... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Survey Suggests High Rate of HIV Exposure for Health Care Workers

...McCarthy, the lead researcher and an epidemiology professor at the university's school of dentistry. She speculated that workers exposed to HIV on the job did not report the exposures, fearing their licensing boards' reactions if they later test... Read more »
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question about test

Posted by holycow, 1 Reply
...easy one, but I just have to know...I went and got a test back in january which was three and a half months after my possible exposure, the test came back negative which was awesome! but I also got my last hepatitis B shot that day before I drew... Read more »

would dentist know

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i only show this or would there other syptoms at the same time i was tested 3 yrs ago and i was neg and i have had no other exposures but i am always having mouth problems different things for about 4 yrs could someone please help Read more »

exposer and testing

Posted by frida03, 1 Reply
oraquick saliva done at 3 months negative,fingerstick rapid at 6 months negative, pcr rna ref 48-1,000,000 copies undetectable at 9 months cd 4 normal and percentage 42 percent, still dont feel right , can i put hiv to rest. or Should take another... Read more »

tongue problem

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...white tongue with pain in my tongue. Does that mean I need another test especially that im entering into my six month after exposure Read more »