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


National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD) is observed annually on April 18 to recognize the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness, and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender and gender non-binary people.

This April, CDC is focusing on raising awareness about self-testing options. While the availability of in-person HIV testing options has been affected by COVID-19, HIV self-testing options have been expanding. HIV self-testing allows people to take an HIV test and find out their result in their own home or other private location.

A series of real stories from real people about their unique experiences. Positive Spin is a digital tool used to educate individuals about the HIV care continuum—the series of steps a person with HIV takes from initial diagnosis through their successful treatment with HIV medications.

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Aerosol And IC Management in the COVID-19 Era

COVID-19 has changed how dental offices will practice for the foreseeable future.

David Reznik DDS/Chief, Dental Medicine Grady Health System

Managing Infectious Diseases in the Dental Office

Infection Control practices are the key elements in managing infectious diseases in the dental office.

Douglas Risk DDS

Episode 31 Your Questions Answered - Part 2
Episode 30 The Race to Vaccinate & Returning to “Normal”
Episode 29 Clinical Update + Sharing the Vaccine Conversation with Patients
Episode 28 The Downward Trend in Cases, Chidren's Oral Health, and Long-Haulers
Episode 27 Your Questions Answered
Episode 26 Immunology 101, Update on Reported Variants, & Aerosol Containment Practices
Episode 25 Asymptomatic vs. Pre-symptomatic, Vaccine Update, and Variant Strain Effects
Episode 24 Protecting Yourself Outside the Practice & the Role of Dentists in Vaccination
Episode 23 Cases on the Rise, Promising Early Vaccine Results & Impacts of Mask-Wearing
Episode 22 ADA Supports Point-Of-Care Testing & Vaccination in Dental Offices
Episode 21 CDC Update - 'Aerosol' vs. 'Airborne' vs. 'Droplet' Transmission & Protection
Episode 20 Dentistry as Essential Care
Episode 19 What To Do If Your Office Has An Outbreak
Episode 18 New Isolation Guidance & Precautions from the CDC
Episode 17 Exploring Airborne Transmission of Coronavirus
Episode 16 Best Practices for Infection Control From OSAP & DentaQuest
View Episodes 1-15 in Infection Control

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Dental Treatment: Oral Health Status of Young People Infected with HIV in High Epidemic Area of China

Dove Press | March 19, 2021


Research: First Human Trial of HIV Vaccine Produced Immune Response in 97% of Volunteers 

Good News Network | April 17, 2021


HAB: New HIV Indicator Data Available on AHEAD

HIV.gov | April 5, 2021


Youth/Adolescents: Empowering Today’s Youth through Comprehensive Sexual Education

HIV.gov | April 8, 2021


COVID-19: NIH Experts Call for Accelerated Research to Address Concurrent HIV and COVID-19 Pandemics

NIH | April 8, 2021


Infection Control: COVID-19 Prevalence and Related Practices Among Dental Hygienists in the United States 

J Dent Hyg; 2021 Mar 12


Youth/Adolescents: National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day 2021 

POZ | April 9, 2021


Ending The Hiv Epidemic: HRSA Shares First Look at Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative Data

HIV.gov | March 24, 2021


International: 'Living and Loving in the Age of AIDS' - author on youth's desire to find the truth about early years of pandemic

Independent Online | March 14, 2021


CDC’s CROI 2021 Select Studies of Interest

HIV.gov | March 9, 2021


Mental Health: NIMH » HIV/AIDS and Mental Health

NIH | March 2021


Oral Manifestations: HIV Mouth Sores: Types of Sores and Symptoms

verywellhealth.com | March 5, 2021


CDC: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | March 2021


HRSA/HAB: HRSA Publishes Journal Articles Demonstrating the Cost-Effectiveness of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes

HIV.gov | February 26, 2021


Oral Manifestations: How HIV Can Affect the Tongue 

Verywell Health | February 27, 2021


Testing & Prevention: HIV Prevention Forward: Choices for the Future 

AIDS.gov blog | March 1, 2021


News-US: To End the HIV Epidemic, Address Health Disparities 

Friday, February 19, 2021


International: Assessing Global HIV Targets in PEPFAR Countries: A Dashboard 

Kaiser Family Foundation | February 10, 2021


International: Global burden of active smoking among people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Infectious Diseases of Poverty - BioMed Central | February 12, 2021


COVID-19: Big Ideas in Brief on HIV Telehealth and also on Sustaining HIV Programs Through COVID-19 and Beyond

O’Neill Institute | October 2020


COVID-19: Supporting HIV Programs Through COVID-19 and Beyond Is Critical to Improving Health Equity

O’Neill Institute | October 2020


Dental Treatment: Risk factors for post-tooth extraction complications in HIV-infected patients: A retrospective study 

Jpn J Infect Dis. 2021 Jan 29. doi: 10.7883/yoken.JJID.2019.273


Medical: HIV Medicine Association of IDSA Publish Updated Guidance on Primary Care for HIV 

Infectious Disease Advisor | February 5, 2021


COVID-19: HHS Announces Marketplace Special Enrollment Period for COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

HHS.gov | January 28, 2021


CDC Releases New HIV Prevention Resources from the Let’s Stop HIV Together Campaign

CDC | January 27, 2021


Oral: Incidence and survival of HNSCC patients living with HIV compared with HIV-negative HNSCC patients 

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2021 Jan 25. doi: 10.1007/s00405-020-06573-9.

0 CDC’s 2021 National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Toolkit

Drug News: FDA Approves Cabenuva and Vocabria for the Treatment of HIV-1 Infection

ViiV Healthcare | January 21, 2021


Dental Treatment: Is it safe to go to the dentist? 

Salon | January 20, 2021


Ending The HIV Epidemic: HIV National Strategic Plan (2021-2025) 

AIDS.gov | January 15, 2021


2020 National Ryan White Conference Workshop Videos

2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment


HIV & Aging: New 'San Francisco Principles' Turn the Spotlight on HIV Long-Term Survivors 

TheBody.com | January 7, 2021


Medical: New Guidance is a Primary Care Resource for People with HIV 

Contagionlive.com | January 5, 2021


COVID-19: Can Immunocompromised People Safely Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine? 

Verywell Health | January 8, 2021

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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.

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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