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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a chance to get more involved in getting the word out that HIV is preventable and treatable. With greater awareness about how the disease is spread and how to avoid risky behaviors, people can reduce their chance of infection. With appropriate treatment and medication, people living with HIV can live long and productive lives and manage their disease like other chronic illnesses. That’s why it’s so important for everyone to get screened for HIV and to know their HIV status.

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.

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 22 Cases on the Rise, Promising Early Vaccine Results & Impacts of Mask-Wearing
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
Episode 15 Measuring the Rebound in Patient Volume & Clinical Update
Episode 14 Clinical Update, Understanding Asymptomatic Transmission Risk
Episode 13 ADHA Interim Guidance & A Review of Air Purification Systems
Episode 12 A Primer on the CDC’s Interim Guidance
Episode 11 Making Sense of Aerosol Management
Episode 10 Clinical Update & Working Effectively and Safely with Your Dental Laboratory
Episode 9 OSHA Update & Reorganizing Your Office to Help Your Patients Feel Safe
Episode 8 Returning to Practice: A Walkthrough of the ADA’s Guidance & Aerosol Management
Episode 7 Clinical Update with Dr. Reznik
View Episodes 1-6 in Infection Control

Top Stories


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


Drug News: Recommendations for the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant Women with HIV Infection and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission in the United States

HIV.gov | December 29, 2021


COVID-19: Considerations for People with HIV

IDSA | December 22, 2020


Medical: Sexually Transmitted Infections National Strategic Plan for the United States | 2021–2025 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | December 17, 2020


COVID-19: Are COVID-19 vaccines safe for people living with HIV? 

Reuters | December 22, 2020


HIV and Aging: Multimorbidity prevalence increases among older people living with HIV 

Healio | December 27, 2020


Youth: Joint statement calling for urgent country scale-up of access to optimal HIV treatment for infants and Children Living with HIV

World Health Organization | December 22, 2020


COVID-19: The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ Interim Recommendation for Use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine — United States, December 2020

CDC | December 13, 2020


US Public Policy: HRSA Publishes Long-Awaited (and Long-Overdue) 340 B Program Alternative Dispute Resolution Process Final Rule

The National Law Review | December 11, 2020


Plan to End AIDS: New Draft of a National HIV Strategy Doubles Down on Plan to End the US Epidemic 

TheBody.com | December 10, 2020


HRSA Releases 2019 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Annual Client-Level Data Report

HRSA | December 2020


US Public Policy: Concert Honors World AIDS Day With Favorite Broadway Cares Moments 

HivPlusMag.com | December 4, 2020


Drug News: IAS Panel Releases Updated 2020 Guidelines on ART and HIV Prevention 

Infectious Disease Advisor | December 4, 2020


Plan to End AIDS: HIV Surveillance Data Tables: Core indicators for monitoring the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative, data reported through June 2020

CDC | December 2020


International: A child infected with HIV every 100 seconds, new UN report reveals 

UN News | November 25, 2020


MMWR: Deaths Among Persons with Diagnosed HIV Infection – United States, 2010-2018

HIV.gov | November 19, 2020


Medical: HIV Surveillance Report Supplemental Report: Social Determinants of Health among Adults with Diagnosed HIV Infection, 2018

CDC | November 2020


Medical: What are the chances of contracting HIV? 

Medical News Today | Novemver 2020


Medical: IDSA and HIVMA Release New Comprehensive Primary Care Guidance for People with HIV

IDSA | November 6, 2020

0 COVID-19 Risk in PWH: Addressing Common Patient Concerns

Medical: AIDS 2020: Highlights and New Data on HIV Treatment 

Infectious Disease Special Edition | October 30, 2020


Dental Treatment: Women's HIV disclosure to the dentist: Does frequent contact matter? 

J Public Health Dent. 2020 Oct 13. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12403


HAB News: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program ADAP Annual Client-Level Data Report

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program | September 2020


International: HIV information in 23 languages – with more coming soon 

aidsmap | October 22, 2020


COVID-19: JADA Report Finds COVID-19 Rate Among Dentists Less Than One Percent

ADA | October 15, 2020


Testing: PrEP for HIV Prevention: New Discussion Guide for Clinicians and Patients from the USPSTF

 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force | October 2020


Drug News: Antiretroviral Drugs for Treatment and Prevention of HIV Infection in Adults: 2020 Recommendations of the International Antiviral Society–USA Panel

Journal of the American Medical Association | October 14, 2020


HIV & Aging: COVID-19's Impact on Older Adults Living with HIV & Long-Term Survivors

ADAP | October 8, 2020


HAB: HRSA Publishes on Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program's Response to the Opioid Epidemic 

HIV.gov | October 2, 2020


Infection Control: 'Aerosol' vs. 'airborne' vs. 'droplets' amid COVID-19: What you need to know

ABC News | October 2, 2020


COVID-19: How COVID-19 Spreads

CDC | September 21, 2020


Dental Treatment: Oral Health Value Based Care – The Federally Qualified Health Center Story

National Association of Community Health Centers and DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement. August 2020


HIV/AIDS Bureau: PLOS Special Collection: Successful approaches to HIV care 

EurekAlert | August 3, 2020


Dental treatment: HIV-1 impact on oral health-related quality of life: a cross-sectional study

AIDS Care. 2020 Jul 26;1-8. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2020.1798866


Testing: HIV screening in the dental setting in New York State

PLoS One. 2020 Apr 16;15(4):e0231638. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231638. eCollection 2020


Infection Control: Best Practices for Infection Control in Dental Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic

OSAP/DQP | June 19, 2020

0 Dental Treatment: Dental Utilization Among Patients Living With HIV: Research Brief from the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement

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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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