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J.P. González-Torres and Janeth Almanza tend to a patient in Callen-Lorde's new anti-COVID dental clinic.
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The Pandemic Drags On. HIV Folks, Are You Taking Care of Your Teeth?

Top HIV-serving dentists say it’s safe to come back to their offices. And they offer pro tips for maintaining strong chompers at home.

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

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
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HIV and Your Mouth

Table of Contents

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
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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
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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
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News

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
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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
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HIV-Positive Patients' Discussion of Oral Health With Their HIV Primary Care Providers in Miami, Florida

During the course of their infection, more than 90 percent of persons living with HIV will have at least one oral manifestation of HIV disease. Given this prevalence, and the fact that clinically significant manifestations of oral disease may affect ...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network
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The Importance of Dental Care

Oral health is very important. It is a crucial aspect of maintaining general health. Unfortunately, this is a topic that does not get as much attention as it should in HIV health care. According to a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Health...

By Sarah Biel-Cunningham for AIDS Survival Project
Q&A: Ask the Experts

WHATS UP WITH MY MOUTH

HI. PLease help. 2 questions. My first question is that I have a grainy texture feeling all throughout my mouth , I dont see any white spots or hairy lekoplakia(sp), but I have this weird grainy feeling. I have asked my Dr. who didn't see anything, b...

By Judith Feinberg, M.D.