International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2015, Vol. 1 Issue 4, Part C
Prevention of transmission of HIV & hepatitis during dental procedures
AUTHOR(S): Pulkit Khandelwal, Neha Hajira
ABSTRACT:HIV/AIDS & Hepatitis profoundly affect every aspect of the health profession. Patients suffering from HIV/ Hepatitis are sometimes devoid of treatment due to doctors’ fears & apprehensions caused by their lack of understanding of the disease and its modes of transmission. Exposure to blood-borne pathogens poses a serious risk even to oral health care workers. Despite improved methods of preventing exposure, occupational exposures continue to occur. However, understanding the transmission of these infections and emphasis on proper infection control can help the dental team provide proper patient care.
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Pulkit Khandelwal, Neha Hajira. Prevention of transmission of HIV & hepatitis during dental procedures. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2015; 1(4): 163-165.