Journal of the Korean Dental Association (대한치과의사협회지), Vol.49(1) : 38-44, 2011
Journal of the Korean Dental Association (대한치과의사협회지)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the patient’s and clinician’s response to rapid oral HIV screening test.
Attitude assessment survey was carried out on patients test with rapid oral HIV screening test and clinicians who conducted the test. The patients and clinicians were present at the dental hospital and clinics which were participating in the research project, between March and May 2010.
Rapid oral HIV screening test is safe and efficient to the patients. It also demonstrated reliability to accuracy and confidentiality, and high recommendation to rapid oral HIV screening test. The clinician survey revealed high test convenience and high appraisal to patient satisfaction.
In conclusion, if rapid oral HIV screening test becomes more common, patients will receive safe and convenient and high reliable HIV infection test, while clinicians will be able to create safe dental care environment.