J Dent Assoc Thai. 1991 May-Jun;41(3):141-6. Unique Identifier :
In Thailand nowadays AIDS is not completely under control. This is
evident from reports which show an increasing number of HIV-positive
patients. Since an unknown number of HIV-infected persons who are either
undiagnosed or asymptomatic come to get dental service, fears of getting
infected with HIV have been developed among dental professionals. This
article summarizes a number of past studies and reports on HIV
transmission in dental work and discusses the possibility of AIDS
infection and dental occupational risk. It also urges dental
professionals to take effective safety precaution against the infection.
This is for their own and their patients' well-being and hopefully for
Thailand's success in controlling AIDS.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*TRANSMISSION Dental Care for
Disabled *Dentists English Abstract Human HIV Seropositivity
Occupational Diseases/*PREVENTION & CONTROL Thailand JOURNAL ARTICLE
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