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dental treatment

Have been HIV+ for 16 years and unwell. Is the local anaesthetic, given by injection, or anything else used by dentists likely to cause a reaction??Also, I use a dental rinse containing chlorhexidine Gluconate 2mg/ml., Ethanol 115mg/ml.I use it...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...The local anesthetics used in dental treatment today are perfectly safe to use in people living with HIV/AIDS. As a matter of fact, in the vast majority of cases, with the 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 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 »

dental job

Are there any jobs for dental hygienists cleaning AIDS patients teeth
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...practices see a lot of HIV patients and gum/tooth hygiene is an important part of their care. Dental hygienists are a part of the dental care team so I suggest contacting a local AIDS service organization to find out the names of dentists in your... Read more »

Dental Problems and diarrhea

Hi,after 3 years taking Combivir and Stocrin I am having dental problems (periodontitis) and diarrhea. Viral load undet. and T-Cells around 700. Are these problems due to the medicines or the virus?Thanks!
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Generally, effective HIV treatment has resulted in improved oral health. Many patients without HIV or treatment of HIV have dental problems so usually Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dentist Comes Out of Retirement to Treat HIV-Positive Patients

...residents a reason to smile. The 79-year-old dentist came out of retirement last year to treat HIV-infected people who need dental care. Health care officials said Green is the only dentist willing to staff the Chattanooga-Hamilton County dental... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...and Human Services grant, people with HIV/AIDS in a 23-county area of Northeast Texas will now be able to receive specialized dental care closer to home. Awarded by the division's Health Resources and Services Administration, the grant will go to... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Your Mouth

... Oral Problems Are Common Oral Conditions That Can Develop as a Result of HIV Oral Health and Street Drugs Getting Dental Care Taking Care of Yourself References Oral Problems Are Common Oral (mouth) problems are very... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Inland HIV/AIDS Agency May Face Funding Challenges

...including $80 million in proposed cuts to HIV/AIDS programs and elimination of Medi-Cal adult dental services that began July 1. "Dental care is a big issue," said Joe Acosta, who co-chairs the council. "That's one good example of what we're... Read more »
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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 »

threatened with hiv

Posted by regretidiotz, 2 Replies
...i was at a cafe haing a cup of morning coffe today. a man approached me to ask for some money for dental treatment. i refused and he actually took out a syringe and claimed that he has aids and will inject me with it if i don't give him money. 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 »

Insurance carrier in NY/CT?

Posted by willy, 2 Replies
...Hi, I'm wondering if anyone knows of insurance carriers in the NY/CT area that are particularly good to deal with if you have HIV? Or any that I should avoid? My COBRA policy is running out soon, my new employer doesn't provide insurance and I... Read more »