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DECEMBER 1, 2016


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


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


Scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, but despite this, each year thousands of people are diagnosed.  World AIDS Day is important because it reminds us that HIV has not gone away – there is still a critical need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.


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.

Updates from the 21st International AIDS Conference


Top Stories

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

Research: NIH Spotlights HIV Cure Research blog (blog) | November 15, 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

Dental Treatment: Howard Dental Center provides life-changing dental work to patients with HIV or AIDS

The Denver Post | October 31, 2016
Mental Health: Depression Adds to Mortality Risk With HIV in Large US Veterans Cohort
IDWeek 2016, October 26-30, 2016, New Orleans

News US: The Fight Against AIDS Stigma Is Far from Over, Activists Say | October 28, 2016
Oral Manifestation: The startling rise in oral cancer in men, and what it says about our changing sexual habits
The Washington Post | October 25, 2016
HRSA/HAB: HHS awards $2.3 billion in grants to help Americans access HIV/AIDS care and medications

Medical News: Large Increases in HIV Suppression in MSM Community Needed to Reduce New Infections

NIH | October 19, 2016

CDC: 2015 STD Surveillance Report Press Release Reported STDs at Unprecedented High in the U.S.

CDC | October 18, 2016

Research: Crohn's disease drug produces long-lasting viral undetectability and T-cell restoration off treatment ...

aidsmap | October 14, 2016

News US: New amfAR report highlights role of health plans, health care purchasers in curbing domestic HIV... | October 14, 2016

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

CDC: HIV Among People Aged 50 and Over

CDC | September 14, 2016
CDC: Pediatric HIV Surveillance slides (through 2014)
CDC | September 2016
HAB: 2014 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Services Report (RSR) Client-level Data Slide Decks Available Online
HRSA | September
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

US News: 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
Dental Treatment: The Burden of Oral Disease among Perinatally HIV-Infected and HIV-Exposed Uninfected Youth
Moscicki AB, et al. PLoS One. 2016
News US: AIDSVu – Understanding HIV where you live
CDC: Updated Guidelines for Antiretroviral Postexposure Prophylaxis After Sexual, Injection Drug Use, or Other Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV--United States, 2016

HIV Screening: The potential role of dentists in HIV screening

British Dental Journal | March 11, 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

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