Oral Health

Resources: 27

Oral Health Affects Your Whole Body

This is the third version of Oral health affects your whole body. It’s an important part of your HIV care patient brochure. First published nearly 20 years ago, it was the first of its kind to promot...

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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
  • modes of transmission of HIV
  • significance of the HIV Ca...
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HIV and Oral Health Update

(Recorded 6/30/2021)

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Oral Health, HIV, and COVID-19

The course explains the links between oral health and COVID-19, addresses patient and staff concerns about COVID-19 safety measures, reviews COVID-19 vaccines and implications for people with HIV, and...

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Stock Photo Library

The AETC NCRC visited five clinics to capture images representative of the work of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP)-providing clinical teams in diverse clinical settings, inclusive of the populatio...

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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 problems that are directly related to HIV infection. B...

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HIV Testing in the Oral Health Care Setting

This document provides key recommendations for implementing an HIV testing program in the oral health care setting. A more detailed guide to implementing HIV testing programs in oral health care setti...

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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: HIV in the Southeast United States

Southern states today account for an estimated 44 percent of all people with an HIV diagnosis in the U.S.,[1] despite having only about one-third (37%) of the overall U.S. population. Diagnosis rates for people in the South are higher than for Americans overall. Eight of the 10 states with the highe...

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...

Short Bites: HIV Oral Health and COVID-19

The relationship between oral health and overall health has been well established for many comorbidities including diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

We are still learning about COVID-19 and how it affects people living with HIV. Based on limited data, people with HIV who are on effective HIV treat...

Short Bites: Tongue and Mouth Issues in COVID-19 Patients

CHICAGO (Feb. 12, 2021) – The American Dental Association (ADA) has been tracking developments of tongue and mouth issues COVID-19 patients experience since early on in the pandemic. Oral health is an important and vital part of overall health, and the ADA is continuing to examine the connection bet...