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    Can you get hiv or hep c from a dentist office?
    An_192307 posted:
    I went to a dentist in my area recommended from my network and as he was working on my tooth, I realized that the room wasn't clean. I had a surface filling, but when he put the shot for the novacaine he penetrated my sinus cavity. This was on Tuesday and it still throbs today being Friday. He gave me a solo cup to rinse because the water fount didn't work. I want to go get tested for hiv and hep c but is it too soon.... I am really afraid. I live in IN how often do dentists get inspected? Please help. do I call someone?
    Elle0317 responded:
    A dirty room is not going to give you HIV. You need to have an open, bleeding cut or sore AND that cut or sore be in contact with an infected persons blood.
    georgiagail replied to Elle0317's response:
    Or, have unprotected sex with an HIV positive individual in the dentists office.


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