Dental/Mouth Issues and HIV

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Staying on Top of Your Oral Health: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

Justin B. Terry-Smith has eight oral health tips for people living with HIV.

By Justin B. Terry-Smith

HIV and Your Mouth

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Oral Problems Are Common Oral Conditions That Are More Common in People Living With HIV

  • Oral Health and Street Drugs Oral Health and Tobacco Getting Dental Care in the U.S. Taking Care of Yourself

Oral Problems Are Com...

By The Well Project

Pennsylvania: Dental Students Expand Outreach Programs for HIV Patients

This article was reported by Penn Current.

Penn Current reported that dental students and faculty have teamed up with Philadelphia FIGHT, the city's largest AIDS advocacy and services organization, to provide much needed dental care to persons with ...

By 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 patien...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

New Resource Highlights Innovations in Oral Health Care for People Living With HIV/AIDS

"Inadequate oral health care can undermine HIV treatment and diminish quality of life, yet many individuals living with HIV are not receiving the necessary oral health care," says U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin.

By Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H., for The Black AIDS Institute

New Resource Highlights Innovations in Oral Health Care for People Living With HIV/AIDS

Dr. Ron Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, and Director, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, US Department of Health and Human Services, offers an excellent new resource published as a special supplement to the journal Pub...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

Why Your Dentist Needs to Know About Your Facial Fillers

In the early 2000s, facial wasting -- the loss of the fatty layer just under the skin on the face, particularly in the cheeks -- was a real concern for people with HIV on anti-HIV therapy. With its signature sunken cheeks and resulting gaunt appearan...

By Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and the Mouth

How Does HIV Affect the Mouth? Don't Ignore Mouth Problems! What Are the Signs of HIV in the Mouth? The Bottom Line

How Does HIV Affect the Mouth?

In the early years of the HIV epidemic, dentists were often the first health professionals to...

By AIDS InfoNet

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 de...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

Million-Dollar Smile

Everyone knows it's important to brush their teeth, but for HIVers, dental health is even more critical. As this article explains, there are links between oral health and overall health, which include potential impact on cardiovascular disease and in...

By Ron Rosenes for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange