Incorporating HIV Testing in the Dental Office
HIV testing in the dental setting can help patients get connected with the care they need to improve their long-term health outcomes.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the epidemiology of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the United States and common terms used to measure infection.
- Describe the purpose and advantages of early HIV screening in the dental setting.
- Explain how oral health professionals can help improve the health of HIV-infected individuals and reduce HIV transmission.
This course was published in the January 2019 issue and expires January 2022. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.