Dentist officeIn an effort to better understand the experience of administering HIV testing in dental care settings so as to ultimately be able to promote the practice on a grander scale, CHAS Committee Member Harold Pollack and colleagues qualitatively interviewed 37 dentists and 5 hygienists who have offered rapid HIV testing in their practices. While many of those interviewed had already come across reactive test results, some reported resistance from colleagues related to inadequate reimbursement for the testing service as well as perceived incompatibility with the scope of practice. Ultimately, the authors of this study identified the need for greater support for HIV testing from national dental organizations, educators, and insurers–particularly, they note, in the form of sufficient reimbursement.