This training manual synthesizes lessons learned from this federally funded project and has important implications for addressing oral health care among PLWHA, one of their most frequently cited unmet needs. The objective of this training manual is to provide programplanning information. Target audiences include HIV, primary care, and dental providers interested in expanding or replicating innovative models of oral health care for PLWHA. This training manual consists of the following components:
- An overview of the importance of oral health care in total patient care and specific considerations for PLWHA,
- A discussion of the barriers to oral health care that PLWHA face, A synopsis of key details of the SPNS Oral Health Initiative, its grantees, and the models of care studied,
- A survey of the best practices garnered from the SPNS Oral Health Initiative, and the potential benefits and challenges associated with each model of care discussed, along with other considerations, such as costs, logistics, and sustainability, and
- A list of helpful additional resources to further assist with the replication process and the delivery of high-quality oral health care to PLWHA.