Table 3

Participants’ attitudes about management of people living with HIV/AIDS before (baseline) and after CBDE rotation (follow-up), by percentage of total respondents (N=305)

QuestionDisagreeNeutralAgree
1a.It is important for patients to disclose their HIV/AIDS status to their dental providers.Baseline0.7%4.0%95.4%
Follow-up0.3%6.3%93.4%
2a.I am comfortable providing dental treatment for a person with a chemical dependence.Baseline14.2%29.1%56.6%
Follow-up11.5%21.4%67.1%
3a.I am comfortable providing dental treatment for a person who is gay/bisexual/transgender.Baseline1.3%9.9%88.8%
Follow-up1.0%7.6%91.4%
4a.I am comfortable providing dental treatment for a person who is HIV-positive (but not with AIDS).Baseline6.9%22.4%70.6%
Follow-up3.6v11.8%84.5%
5a.I am comfortable providing dental treatment for a person diagnosed with AIDS.Baseline11.5%28.3%60.2%
Follow-up7.9%16.4%75.7%
6a.If it became known that patients with HIV/AIDS were treated in my dental practice, some patients might leave my practice.Baseline28.9%38.2%32.9%
Follow-up26.6%36.2%37.2%
7a.I am very concerned about contracting HIV from a patient.Baseline35.2%33.9%30.9%
Follow-up39.8%25.3%34.9%
8a.I am not concerned about treating patients with HIV/AIDS, but members of my family are concerned about it.Baseline23.0%32.6%44.4%
Follow-up17.4%32.8%49.8%
9a.My knowledge of infection control procedures makes me more confident in treating HIV-positive patients.Baseline2.0%16.4%81.6%
Follow-up1.0%9.8%89.2%
10a.Dentists have a professional obligation to treat patients with bloodborne infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS.Baseline2.3%6.6%91.1%
Follow-up1.6%6.9%91.4%
11a.I am comfortable asking patients about their health history.Baseline0.7%3.3%96.1%
Follow-up1.0%5.9%93.1%
12a.I am comfortable asking patients about their HIV-related risk behaviors.Baseline17.4%17.4%65.1%
Follow-up10.5%13.1%76.4%