|HIV/AIDS and dental problems
Feb 2, 2000
Hello Dr. Reznik. I am a 5th year social work student and am currently doing a work term. Part of this work term requires that I do a policy analysis. I would like to propose an increase in dental coverage for HIV/AIDS patients. The current policy in this area only allows social assistance recipients coverage for emergency extractions. I need some information to back up the necessity for increased coverage for these people. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
Response from Dr. Reznik
Thank you for this inquiry as access to dental care for people living with HIV/AIDS is a most important issue! May I suggest that you begin your research by glancing at the Ryan White Title I grant narrative I wrote for the Oral Health Center of the Infectious Disease Program at Grady Health Systems which is available in the HIVdent Internet project at the following URL : http://www.hivdent.org/fundgnfoh0299.htm
There are several other sources of information in HIVdent's Resource Section which may prove helpful.
Best of luck!
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