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Care And Management For Hiv Patient In Dental Office

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dental offices and patients

I am doing a report on special-needs patients that have HIV/AIDS,could you tell me how a dentist and assistants treat these special-needs patients in a pratice?Any comment is greatly apprecieated.Thanks...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
The practice of dentistry for the vast majority of people living with HIV/AIDS is not any different than treating those who do not have HIV-infection. Special precautions are not necessary. Antibiotic premedication is not necessary unless the person... Read more »

HIV meds and dental care

Do any of the combinations of HIV meds affect the teeth? For example does it weaken the ennamel or... Read more »

Dental Office Equipments

Doctor, I just got my root canal done at a dental office. Before I asked the dentist and his... Read more »
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My name is John. I am 51 years old and have been living with HIV for approximately ten years now. I worked in the computer software industry for over 20 years before becoming disabled by AIDS six years ago. I began taking HIV medications back when a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado: Dentist's Office Gives, Brings Smiles to Patients Living With HIV/AIDS

The Howard Dental Center (HDC) on Capitol Hill in Denver has been serving the dental needs of people with HIV/AIDS since 1994. Its name honors Dr. John Howard, a dentist who treated seropositive patients before his 1988 death from AIDS at age 55.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: AIDS Healthcare Foundation Opens Dental Clinic for HIV Patients in Downtown Los Angeles

On August 12, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) opened its first oral health clinic, specializing in dental care for HIV-positive individuals, next door to AHF's Downtown Healthcare Center in Los Angeles. The clinic offers a full range of general... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Doctor Helps Ensure HIV/AIDS Patients Get Proper Dental Care

Dr. Christina Chung runs the dental program at Desert AIDS Project (DAP) in Palm Springs, providing oral care to more than 600 patients. For the past two years, Chung has commuted four days a week from Loma Linda to see approximately 15 to 17... Read more »
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Technical Advisor/Program Officer --Brighton, UK

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Vacancies: 6 - 10 February 2006
1) Technical Advisor: Children, The International HIV/AIDS Alliance
2) Program Officers (2), International HIV/AIDS Alliance
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1) Position: Technical Advisor: Children (Ref. TS/221)

Organization:... Read more »

How do you manage your health care?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
HIV/AIDS is a complicated web of conditions made more complicated by the interaction of the meds on our body chemistries. I would think that a specialty would have developed over the last 25 years that focused on the long term management of people... Read more »

UNICEF HIV/AIDS Project Officer - East Timor

Posted by Anonymous

UNICEF HIV/AIDS Project Officer - East Timor
Joe Thomas, East Timor
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UNICEF is actively looking for qualified applicants for this post. Please forward it to anyone you think may be interested. Info and contact e-mails... 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 »