Continuing education: Dental Professionals and HIV - Part 2

July 15, 2015
This second part of a two-part course discusses the epidemiology of HIV-infected patients, dental healthcare needs and clinical considerations when treating the AIDS patient.

A Peer-Reviewed Publication Written by Richard H. Nagelberg, DDS

Abstract

Part one of this course presented current science related to the immune events associated with the oral route of transmission of the HIV virus and oral pathology that is associated with AIDS. This second part discusses the epidemiology of HIV-infected patients, dental healthcare needs and clinical considerations when treating the AIDS patient.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity participants will be able to:

1. Describe which HIV-infected patients present the greatest risk of disease transmission.

2. Discuss risk management and infection control strategies for HIV-infected patients.

3. Discuss the CDC recommendations for infection control procedures in the management of HIV-infected patients.

4. Implement barrier control and needle-stick prevention measures.

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