Anonymous
Is there any risk of transmission from dental work ? (Instruments or needles) has there been any documented cases?
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Anonymous
Hi there,

Thanks for using AIDS Vancouver as a source for your HIV-related questions.

To answer your question - No, there is no risk of HIV transmission through dental instruments.

The HIV virus is quite weak - it needs a closed system (ie. the human body) to survive. As soon as it is exposed to the air or to water, it dies. Any HIV infected bodily fluids that may be on the instruments would be exposed to air, water and other chemicals, and therefore any virus present would die.

I hope this helps to answer your question, but feel free to contact us again with any further inquires.

In Health
Chantelle
AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
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