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FEBRUARY 7, 2017


Founded in 1999, February 7, 2017 marks the 17th year for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Blacks in the United States and the Diaspora.


NBHAAD has four key focus areas which encourage people to:


Get Educated about HIV and AIDS;

Get Involved in community prevention efforts;

Get Tested to know their status; and

Get Treated to receive the continuum of care needed to live with HIV/AIDS.


Our theme this year is “I am my Brother/Sister’s Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS.” We have to challenge the mindset in our homes, communities, workplace, churches, mosques and temples, because we all need to take a stand against HIV/AIDS.


While traditional HIV prevention methods remain essential and effective, the epidemic continues.1 We have entered an era of HIV prevention in which the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, clinical studies, and the latest federal and global health guidelines (including those from the CDC and WHO) recognize the importance of a comprehensive prevention approach.2-6 Be part of this prevention movement.

HIV Oral Disease is now available FREE APP for IOS, Android, and Windows phones. Materials include recognition and management of common oral diseases seen in PLWH. Also included are Key Facts important to providing dental care for PLWH.

This effort was the results of a combination resources from HIVdent and the Mountain Plains AIDS Education and Training Center.

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Updates from the 21st International AIDS Conference


Top Stories

HIV Testing: Assessing patients' attitudes to opt-out HIV rapid screening in community dental clinics: a cross-sectional Canadian experience

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HIV/AIDS Bureau: Ryan White Dental Reimbursement Program Funding Opportunity Announcement HRSA-17-041 | Jan 6, 2017
CDC: 'Urgent Need' for HIV Prevention Among Young People & MSM
Rainbow Times | Jan 5, 2017

Dental Treatment: Potential gingival crevicular fluid and serum biomarkers by stage of HIV infection

Science Direct | Volume 91, March 2017, Pages 96–103
Medical: HIV Viral Suppression Rates Climbed 11 Percent in 4 Years | December 13, 2016

Dental Treatment: Oral Health & More

Health Affairs December 2016; Volume 35, Issue 12
Dental Treatment: Updates to HAB PCN #16-02, Dental Insurance now covered! RWHAP Program Services: Eligible Individuals and Allowable Uses of Funds

HRSA/HAB: HRSA's Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Releases Second Annual Client-Level Data Report blog (blog) | December 8, 2016

Research: 4 New Scientific Breakthroughs To Celebrate This World AIDS Day

Huffington Post | 12/1/16
CDC: HIV & AIDS in the United States Update: 2015 HIV Surveillance Report

CDC: HIV and Injection Drug Use

CDC | 11/29/16

Mental Health: Surgeon General Report on Substance Use Disorder | December 2016

Medical: National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment: Archived Presentations

Target Center | November 3, 2016

HIV Infection and PrEP Use are Independently Associated with Increasing Diagnoses of Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Infections (BSTI) in Men Accessing Care at a Boston Community Health Center (CHC): 2005-2015 

IDWeek 2016 Oct 26-30 New Orleans

MMWR: Unmet Needs for Ancillary Services Among Men Who Have Sex with Men and Who Are Receiving HIV Medical Care — United States, 2013–2014 (note: dental care remains the highest unmet need)

Weekly / September 23, 2016 / 65(37);1004–1007
HIV and AGING: AAHIVM and ACRIA Collaborate to Distribute New Patient Resource for Aging with HIV
CDC: CDC Report on Social Determinants of Health Among for Adults Diagnosed with HIV

News US: National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated to 2020

The White House | July 2016

Dental Treatment: The Association between the History of HIV Diagnosis and Oral Health

2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports

HRSA/HAB: HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report: HIV/AIDS Data through December 2014: Provided for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, for Fiscal Year 2016

HIV Surveillance Report | 2016
CDC: Updated Guidelines for Antiretroviral Postexposure Prophylaxis After Sexual, Injection Drug Use, or Other Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV--United States, 2016
Dental Treatment: Barriers and facilitators to dental care among HIV-Infected adults
MMWR: Occupationally Acquired HIV Infection Among Health Care Workers — United States, 1985–2013

HIVdent's Mission

HIVdent is a not-for-profit coalition of concerned health care professionals committed to assuring access to high quality oral health care services for adults, adolescents, and children living with HIV disease. HIVdent disseminates state-of-the-art treatment information and shares expertise in advocacy, development, training, integration, and evaluation of oral health services for the HIV-infected population.

The primary mechanism by which HIVdent initially intends to accomplish its mission is via this web site. Inside, not only will you find several sections on the oral manifestations of HIV disease and a large picture gallery, but information on infection control, post-exposure protocols, pediatric/adolescent care, medications, funding and other resources.

Through an easily accessible e-mail system, health care professionals and consumers alike are able to communicate directly with our Faculty, some of the foremost international experts in these fields.

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