Aust Dent J. 1994 Apr;39(2):67-72. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been detected in all body
fluids. The presence and the detection of HIV virus in human saliva are
reviewed. Modes of HIV transmission are discussed with particular
reference to the possibility and risk of virus transmission via saliva.
This risk is considered to be extremely low. The relevance of this
information to the practising dentist is discussed and some practical
suggestions in infection control are made.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/PREVENTION & CONTROL/ TRANSMISSION
*Dentists *Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional Human
HIV/*ISOLATION & PURIF/ULTRASTRUCTURE HIV Infections/PREVENTION &
CONTROL/*TRANSMISSION Infection Control Saliva/*MICROBIOLOGY Support,
Non-U.S. Gov't JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW REVIEW, TUTORIAL