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July 26, 2019 News NewsOral Health

People Living With HIV Struggle To Access Much-Needed Dental Care

by The Conversation

Only three per cent of HIV organizations in British Columbia offer basic dental care to those who need it. Nearly 37 million people were living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) globally in 2017, according to the World Health Organization. In Canada, 84,409 cases

June 11, 2019 News News

Woman Refused Dental Treatment Due to HIV Status to Receive €10,000

by Gordon Deegan, The Irish Times

A dental clinic has agreed to pay a woman €10,000 after a dentist refused to treat her after she disclosed that she had HIV. The dentist is also to provide the woman a written apology after she agreed to withdraw

May 26, 2019 News News

HIV Fear Over ‘Dirty’ Dental Equipment

by BBC News

Hundreds of dental patients have been offered blood tests over fears they could have been exposed to HIV or Hepatitis B or C. Dirty equipment may have been used to treat 563 patients of a former hygienist at Dentality@Hoddesdon. Public

April 4, 2019 News Oral Health

Students Potentially Exposed to Hepatitis B, C, HIV at 12 School Dental Clinics

by Deborah Horne, KIRO 7

Some 1,250 children in Seattle and Vashon Island may have been contaminated with potentially lethal viruses because the dental equipment used on them was not properly sterilized. Those viruses include HIV, which can cause AIDS. “I’m really worried about it,

March 27, 2019 News News

Three Philadelphia Dental Clinics May Have Exposed Patients to HIV, Officials Say

by Brett Molina, USA TODAY

Three dental clinics were shut down in Philadelphia because of conditions that may have exposed patients to diseases such as HIV, said the city’s health department. Three locations of the Trieu Family Dental Clinic were shut down by the Philadelphia

February 14, 2019 News News

Ontario Dental Patients Told to Get Tested for HIV, Hepatitis

by CBC News

Patients who’ve attended a Kingston, Ont., dental clinic since 2010 are being urged to get tested for certain infectious diseases after the local health agency discovered the clinic’s tools were improperly cleaned and sterilized. The investigation into the Dr. Ken Luco Dental Clinic began after Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public

December 3, 2018 News News

Causes of Mouth Sores in People with HIV

by Jamie Eske, Medical News Today

Mouth sores, also known as ulcers, are a common symptom of HIV. Mouth sores can have a profound impact on a person’s quality of life if they do not get treatment. People living with HIV are more likely to develop oral health

November 7, 2018 News News

Patients From Past Decade at ‘Unclean’ Pennsylvania Dentists Office Told to Get Tested

by Jason Murdock, Newsweek

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today warned patients of a Mt Bethel dental office that they should get tested for HIV and hepatitis B and C, WFMZ reported. The state had found that the business, Cotturo Dental Associates, failed to

October 9, 2018 News News

$1.85 Million Grant Supports Scientist’s Study of Tooth Decay in Young HIV Patients

by Clemson University

Much of the research concerning the human microbiome focuses on the gut and the influence that diet and nutrition have on the microbes residing in our digestive systems. Fewer studies consider the bacteria and fungi that live in our mouths,

November 9, 2011 News Infection controlPathologyPrivacy issuesResearch

AIDS: Pioneering dentist looks back on early hysteria around HIV and AIDS

by ken

By Tully Satre In 1998, Mayor Richard M. Daley completed a multi-million dollar restoration on Halsted Street with nearly two-dozen rainbow-linked bronze pylons. One of the unique charms of the city in the past decade and a half has been

May 13, 2011 News General News

AIDS drugs radically reduce transmission of virus

by ken

By Thomas H. Maugh II – Los Angeles Times – Friday, May 13, 2011 In what is being hailed as a landmark breakthrough in HIV prevention, a new study has shown that giving anti-AIDS drugs to HIV-positive people can reduce

December 22, 2010 News General News

Study Fuels Debate Over Widespread HIV Testing And Its Cost

by ken

By Christopher Weaver KHN The wider use of a cheap blood test could help cut the number of new HIV infections by more than 80,000 in the United States over 20 years. The test only costs a few dollars. But

July 10, 2010 News General News

The Quest for an HIV vaccine

by ken

From the Wall Street Journal HIV research is undergoing a renaissance that could lead to new ways to develop vaccines against the AIDS virus and other viral diseases. In the latest development, U.S. government scientists say they have discovered three