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Incorporating HIV Testing in the Dental Office

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HIV testing in the dental setting can help patients get connected with the care they need to improve their long-term health outcomes.

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

  1. Discuss the epidemiology of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the United States and common terms used to measure infection.
  2. Describe the purpose and advantages of early HIV screening in the dental setting.
  3. 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.

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