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Can I Get Hiv From Dental Care

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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
...seen an increase in root caries (decay on the root surfaces of teeth) in the HAART era; there have not been any studies linking HIV medications to this phenomenon. This does not mean that a relationship does not exist; it has just not been... Read more »

Dentist Who Specializes in HIV

I haven't been to the dentist for a long time. (been on medication for a year and has 0 VL and... Read more »

dental job

Are there any jobs for dental hygienists cleaning AIDS patients teeth Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Tenderloin Health Receives Funding for HIV Dental Care

...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 dental clinic a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Grant to Fund Dental Care for People With HIV/AIDS

...Administration, the grant will go to Special Health Resources (SHR) in Texarkana. "This grant will be able to provide ... more detailed dental services for HIV-positive people in our region," said Joey Pack, SHR's regional coordinator. "We were... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Impact of Intensified Dental Care on Outcomes in HIV Infection

...To test whether aggressive dental care would improve outcomes among persons with AIDS, the authors designed and carried out a randomized clinical trial with subjects 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 Read more »
Connect With Others

long time without hiv medication but ignored in sw

Posted by thriller, 2 Replies
...situation. I m not an "alternative freak" so dont get me wrong here. and im not saying to others what to do in their life with hiv. But am l alone in this situation?? I am reluctant to hear the same thing over and over again but still l want to... Read more »

my lab test results

Posted by bobo, 4 Replies
hey guys, hope you all good.i got my results on thurs and my CD4's were 639 and my VL 239;my doc says that i should not be put on meds anytime soon, though we barely understand each other coz i hardly speak the language.just wondering if anyone was... Read more »

HIV Positive dentist

Posted by doglove, 5 Replies
...I have been studying towards a career in the health professions. Just recently I have decided to go for a dental career. I am seriously reconsidering this as people might stop coming to me if they find out I am positive. It's a lot of money Read more »

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 »