Compliance with infection-control procedures and attitudes of oral health care providers toward patients with HIV/AIDS: a synthesis of the literature

J Dent Hyg. Summer 1998;72(3):33-45.

Abstract

Many publications on the knowledge, practice, and attitudes of oral health care providers can be found in the literature. This paper is a synthesis of literature on their compliance with infection-control procedures and their attitudes toward patients with HIV/AIDS. The literature indicates increased compliance with infection-control procedures. While some oral health care providers report negative attitudes toward treating patients with HIV/AIDS, their fear is decreasing, possibly due to their increased compliance with infection-control procedures and increased access to care for those with HIV/AIDS.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Dental Care for Chronically Ill / psychology*
  • Dental Hygienists / psychology*
  • Dentists / psychology
  • Guideline Adherence*
  • HIV Infections* / psychology
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Infection Control, Dental