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  1. HIV-infected patients and dental care : nondisclosure of HIV status and rejection for treatment.

    Article - En anglais


    To investigate reports of nondisclosure of HIV-seropositivity to dentists by HIV-infected patients and their rejection for dental treatment.

    Study design

    An anonymous self-administered questionnaire was completed by 101 consecutive consenting HIV-infected patients.


    Eighty percent of respondents (mean age, 36 years) had visited a dentist since their HIV diagnosis ; 15% of these reported that they had been refused treatment because the dentist did not want to treat HIV-infected patients.

    Rejection was reported by 25% of respondents with heterosexual and 14% with homosexual risk factors, 11% of recipients of blood or blood products, and 8% with unknown or multiple risk factors.

    Refusal was not associated with economic factors.

    Nondisclosure of HIV-seropositivity to their current dentist was reported by 13% of respondents.

    No respondents attending hospitals or health units reported nondisclosure, compared with 18% of respondents attending private dental offices (p<0.05).


    More research is required with a larger sample to improve generalizability and to permit subgroup analysis.

    Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Homme, Dent pathologie, Information, Dentiste, Refus, Soin, Relation soignant soigné, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Human, Dental disease, Information, Dentist, Denial, Care, Health staff patient relation, Canada, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0068794

    Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199608.