HIV recovery from saliva before and after dental treatment: inhibitors may have critical role in viral inactivation.

B. E. Moore, C. M. Flaitz, D. H. Coppenhaver, M. Nichols, G. D. Kalmaz, J. D. Bessman, M. W. Cloyd, D. P. Lynch, B. S. Prabhakar, S. Baron

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Abstract

Unstimulated whole saliva was collected from 21 HIV-positive men and women before and after dental treatment. The frequency of HIV detection did not increase after dental treatment. Infectious HIV was recovered from only one patient. Study findings raise the possibility that, in most cases, salivary inhibitors render the virus non-infectious.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-74
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Dental Association (1939)
Volume124
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1993

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  • Dentistry(all)

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    Moore, B. E., Flaitz, C. M., Coppenhaver, D. H., Nichols, M., Kalmaz, G. D., Bessman, J. D., Cloyd, M. W., Lynch, D. P., Prabhakar, B. S., & Baron, S. (1993). HIV recovery from saliva before and after dental treatment: inhibitors may have critical role in viral inactivation. Journal of the American Dental Association (1939), 124(10), 67-74. https://doi.org/10.14219/jada.archive.1993.0197