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[Dental practice and AIDS]


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 REVIEW REVIEW, TUTORIAL


Information in this article was accurate in October 30, 1992. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.