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Are There Chances Of Contracting HIV Under Unhygienic Conditions In A Dental Clinic?

Hi, I got my teeth cleaned yesterday and the dental assistant opened up the biohazard trash can with her hands with gloves on and she continued to touch the instruments I was going to use for my mouth. However I did tell the dentist and he told her to switch all the tools. If she hadn t switch the tools. Would I have contracted hiv
Mon, 17 Jun 2019
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Hello,

You should know that there is no risk to get HIV in this situation because HIV cannot live outside the body just a few minutes.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Monika Dede, Infectious Diseases Specialist
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Are There Chances Of Contracting HIV Under Unhygienic Conditions In A Dental Clinic?

Hello, You should know that there is no risk to get HIV in this situation because HIV cannot live outside the body just a few minutes. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Monika Dede, Infectious Diseases Specialist