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Dentists and HIV: A new resource

Infection Control HIV

Dentists and HIV is the latest professional booklet produced by the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) in response to ongoing confusion in the dental care industry about the management of suspected HIV cases.

This 12 page booklet - developed through extensive consultation with clinical dental and medical experts and the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre in NSW and endorsed by the Australian Dental Association (ADA) - addresses such essential topics as: oral manifestations and complications associated with HIV; management of HIV-associated oral conditions; risk and management of occupational exposure; and legal rights and obligations. Dentists and HIV can be downloaded free of charge from and is also available as an interactive online module at


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