21 Years of Being Your Internet HIV/AIDS Oral Healthcare Resource

June 18, 2018 marked the 21th anniversary of the debut of HIVdent.org (HIV Dental Alliance)! We at HIVdent will never be able to sufficiently thank our numerous colleagues, faculty, supporters and the people we have been able to assist. I do want to mention our founding Treasurer, Jacque Muther; and Vice President, Helene Bednarsh, without whom this effort may have never come to be. None of this would have been possible without our initial web designer Jim Maddox and Delane McKinely who has kept the site up and running for these past 20 years. We would also be remiss not to thank our sponsors, notably Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, both present and past - John Booher, Jerry Smith, Chris Fox and the one and only "Colgate Lady" - Mrs. Shirley Youngs, that have supported this effort since the very beginning!


December 1, 2018

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988.

There are an estimated 34 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.

World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the public and Government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.


Information Source on HIV Prevention, Care & Treatment: Public Health Reports
Public Health Reports (PHR) has served as the official journal of the U.S. Surgeon General and U.S. Public Health Service for 140 years. PHR's mission has always centered on reporting cases of disease, risk factors, epidemics, and public health issues so that health authorities have the proper information to take action....

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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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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