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

June 18, 2017 marked the 20th 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, 2017
World AIDS Day highlights the success of worldwide efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, as well as the importance of continued support for these efforts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that global efforts have resulted in 18.2 million people receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV infection as of June 2016, compared to 7.5 million at the end of 2010. Despite this progress, HIV/AIDS continues to be a significant global public health issue. According to CDC, an estimated 36.7 million people worldwide are living with HIV/AIDS. Each year, more than 1 million people die from AIDS-related causes and 2.1 million people become newly infected by HIV.   
The ongoing progress to end HIV/AIDS is reflected in the information and resources available via the AIDSinfo and infoSIDA websites. AIDSinfo HIV-related resources include the latest federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines and related information in English and Spanish especially tailored for people living with HIV. AIDSinfoassistance is also available by phone, email, or postal mail.

To learn more, browse AIDSinfo World AIDS Day webpage.

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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