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Care For Hiv Patient In Dental Hygiene

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Ask the Experts

viral load and dental hygiene treatment

Would you be able to tell me if a person with HIV is having the viral load testing done is there any side effects that would impact a dental hygiene treatment plan for the patient or the hygenist or doctor?Thanks Courtney Dental Hygiene Student...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Viral load testing is a routine blood test, and is not affected by a dental procedure.MH... 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 Implants in HIV patients

Can dental implants be placed in HIV patients with good success. There is not a good randomized... 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 »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

University of Maryland Clinic Offers Compassionate Dental Care to HIV/AIDS Patients

This article was reported by The Baltimore Sun . The Baltimore Sun reported on the continuing supportive efforts of the PLUS Clinic at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. After the death of his regular dentist, a local HIV-positive... 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 »
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 »
Connect With Others

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 »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
We're reposting this recent exchange between an anonymous person and Dr. Bob Frascino, one of the doctors at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums. It raises some interesting -- and disturbing -- questions about the persistence of HIV and stigma in... 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 »