HIV Testing in the Dental Setting
Oral health professionals are well positioned to identify the early stages of human immunodeficiency virus infection.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Explain the science and incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, and the fundamentals of transmission.
- List common oral complications of HIV and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
- Describe the dental team’s role in screening and the basics of rapid HIV testing.
This course was published in the October 2017 issue and expires October 2020. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.