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Can I Get Hiv From Dental Care

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV Dental Care Expanding

Area health officials are making it easier for under- and uninsured Riverside County HIV/AIDS patients to access dental services. Thanks to an agreement between Riverside and San Bernardino counties, the Riverside County Public Health Department's... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Tenderloin Health Receives Funding for HIV Dental Care

The US Department of Health and Human Services awarded a $2 million, five-year demonstration grant to Tenderloin Health (TH) to provide critical dental care for HIV/AIDS patients. TH's partner agency is the Tom Waddell Health Center, which offers a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oregon: HIV Alliance Given Dental Care Grant

The HIV Alliance of Eugene has received a $2 million federal grant to create a model low-cost dental clinic for HIV patients, said Rene Yandel, director of client services. "Studies have shown that oral health has been linked with overall health,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV meds and dental care

Do any of the combinations of HIV meds affect the teeth? For example does it weaken the ennamel or other parts of the tooth?...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
There has been a great deal of speculation pertaining to "brittle teeth syndrome", or rapidly advancing dental decay in the HAART era. Whereas, clinically speaking, we have seen an increase in root caries (decay on the root surfaces of... Read more »


i live in bedford texas and need dental care. my insurance is not good at all . where can i get my teeth fixed for free in bedford texas?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
I'm not sure about Bedford, but I'd contact one of the Texas AIDS service organizations for advice.Good luck, BY... Read more »

HIV and dental implant

what is the protocol for getting dental implants for an hiv patient...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Generally the dentist/oral surgeon recommending dental implants and offering to do the procedure would get medical clearance from the patient's primary care doctor/HIV specialist. Payment is often a sticking point since often not covered by... Read more »

HIV and Dental Health

Dr. Henry,Does HIV make people more likely to have dental problems? I made it to age 22 without a single cavity. But, I now seem to get cavities all the time. I also chipped my front tooth from eating bacon, which was very expensive to fix....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV infection can lead to increased gum problems which can lead to more tooth/dental problems. Generally good control of HIV with antiretrovirals and attention to good dental care will control/minimize dental problems. There are some patients with... Read more »
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dental care

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
hi all,
first of all let me thank you for taking the time to read my post. i am 34 years old and have been poz 10 yrs, no meds yet, viral load 1800 and cell count 490. the thing is i have constant ulcers in my mouth sometimes so painful i dont eat... Read more »

Free dental?

Posted by Benders, 1 Reply
I heard you get free dental in the uk if you have the hiv, does anyone know how true this is? Read more »

HIV or Dental Issue ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
FOund some interesting things on the net when looking up symptoms of body aches, headaches, joint muscle pain, ear aches, etc. drug resistance. I have not had any type of sexual intercourse other than masterbation for almost three years now and in... Read more »

Dental Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What are Dental Symptoms ? and what kind of chills do ppl get when they are infected with HIV ? Read more »