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J Dent Hyg. 1998 Summer;72(3):33-45.

Compliance with infection-control procedures and attitudes of oral health care providers toward patients with HIV/AIDS: a synthesis of the literature.

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Department of Dental Hygiene, School of Health Related Professions, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, USA.

Abstract

Many publications on the knowledge, practice, and attitudes of oral health care providers can be found in the literature. This paper is a synthesis of literature on their compliance with infection-control procedures and their attitudes toward patients with HIV/AIDS. The literature indicates increased compliance with infection-control procedures. While some oral health care providers report negative attitudes toward treating patients with HIV/AIDS, their fear is decreasing, possibly due to their increased compliance with infection-control procedures and increased access to care for those with HIV/AIDS.

PMID:
9693567
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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