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AIDS Testing from the Dentist

December 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment

HIV virusWant to go above and beyond in the new year? You already screen for gum disease, oral cancer, and TMJ disorder. You might even discuss nutrition, smoking cessation, and sleep apnea with your patients. Now you can add AIDS testing to your comprehensive exam. For $15 per patient, OraQuick Advance kits show results in 20 minutes. Simply swab the upper and lower gums, and wait for results.

OraQuick’s saliva test was approved in 2004, and in fact, DentalBlogs has posted about the system in the past. It seems there’s a recent reemergence of popularity, possibly because of all the news about dental health’s relation to overall health. Visit OraSure to learn about OraQuick here.

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  • 1 arizona auto glass // Jun 9, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    No wonder all health professionals wear gloves and masks. They are checking for everything and anything, no matter the field.

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