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Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing in Dental Practice

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Given the ease and availability of rapid screening methods, oral health professionals are uniquely positioned to identify the early stages of infection.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain the science and incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, and the fundamentals of transmission.
  2. List common oral complications of HIV and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
  3. Describe the dental team’s role in screening and the basics of rapid HIV testing.

This course was issued in the October 2017 issue and expires 10/31/20. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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