Oral Health

Resources: 23

HIV Transmission PrEP/nPEP

This presentation is designed for oral health providers. It covers the following:

  • current demographics of HIV and the disparities in race/ethnicity
  • mode...
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HIV and Oral Health 2023

Training slides review the following:

  • common comorbidities associated with oral health
  • the difference in HIV outcomes by geographic region and race/eth...
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HIV 2024 Update

This presentation provides an overview on antiretroviral therapy (ART) recommendations, updates on immunizations, treatment of hepatitis C virus in pe...

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Oral Health and HIV

People with HIV experience a high incidence of common oral health problems (e.g., dental decay/cavities, gingivitis) as well as other oral health prob...

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Short Bites: Xerostomia in Patients with HIV

It is estimated that 1.1 million people in the United States are infected with HIV. Of those, 1 in 7 do not know they are infected.[1] The number of new HIV diagnoses fell 19% from 2005 to 2014.[1] Because HIV testing rates have remained stable or increased in recent years, this decrease in diagnose...

Short Bites: What Is a Dental Emergency?

What is a dental emergency?

I often get this question from non-dental personnel including case managers, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners. The following is a short list of questions you can ask patients to guide dental referrals for emergency care:

  • Are you in severe pain? Severe...

Short Bites: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Update

HPV oral and oropharyngeal cancers are more difficult to detect than tobacco-related cancers because the symptoms are not always obvious to an individual, and health professionals may lack the education and background to diagnose HPV-related lesions. Although there are many adjunctive oral cancer sc...

Short Bites: The Association between Oral Hygiene and Heart Disease

The emergence of chronic disease complications in controlled HIV disease has changed the landscape of HIV clinical care. HIV infection confers an increased cardiovascular disease risk which is thought to be due to a complex interplay of mechanistic factors. While traditional cardiovascular risk fact...