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Wyoming Dental Hygienist Offers HIV Testing

A Wyoming dental hygienist has teamed up with an AIDS educator to offer HIV testing right in the dentist’s office! The CDC recommended this fall that voluntary HIV screening become a part of regular medical care for all teens and adults. Hygienist Stacy Smith is doing her part by offering to take an oral swab as part of her standard dental cleaning routine. The swabs are sent to an outside lab for analysis, and results take about two weeks. Once she completes her training, Smith will offer OraQuick testing, which returns results in only 20 minutes.

Other dental practices have not been quick to join the trend. Fear of a positive HIV test result has kept some doctors away. A crucial aspect of offering testing is being able to properly handle notification and follow-up should a positive result arise. In addition, some dentists may be wary of being perceived as “the AIDS dentist.” And last (but certainly not least) are financial considerations: the program is state-funded and so offered free to patients, but that model doesn’t apply to dentists in private practice.

Wyoming’s HIV rates are relatively low. With a population of about half a million, the state’s Department of Health estimates that about 140 residents are living with HIV/AIDS. Of course, 25% of those infected with HIV in the US don’t know it. Since they don’t know they’re infected, they’re far more likely to infect someone else. Smith is enthusiastic about making testing more commonplace. She also thinks it’s a natural match for dentists and dental hygienists, because HIV infection can lead to changes in the mouth.

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  • One can only wonder when the public will realize that HIV testing and the “virus” is a racket.

    The test doesn’t detect a virus, instead it looks for elevated antibodies, which could be the result of any number of ordinary conditions, or reactions in the body due to malnutrition, glandular fever, hormonal changes, vaccinations, drug use, etc.

    The test results are also dependent upon questions asked such as where you live, your race, your lifestyle, etc.

    Imagine all the death and despair that this death sentence HIV diagnosis has brought upon humanity, just so the pharmaceutical industry can distribute and sell the immune destroying AZT poison cocktail which causes “AIDS.”

    AIDS is the resultant condition from taking AZT, the highly toxic and useless antiretroviral that literally destroys your immune system from the inside out.

    Please educate yourselves and stop helping Big Pharma sell its poison. There is no HIV; there is only fear cultivated by the powers that be and the media to enlist you as a puppet to help spread their lie.

    HIV Fraud:
    http://www.whale.to/a/hivfraud.html

    AZT
    http://www.virusmyth.com/aids/index/azt.htm

    House of Numbers
    http://www.houseofnumbers.com/

    John Barremore
    Houston, TX

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