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Global solidarity, shared responsibility

Every year, on 1 December, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. People around the world unite to show support for people living with & affected by HIV and to remember those who lost their lives to AIDS.


In 2020, the world’s attention has been focused by the COVID-19 pandemic on health & how pandemics affect lives & livelihoods. COVID-19 is showing once again how health is interlinked with other critical issues, such as reducing inequality, human rights, gender equality, social protection & economic growth. With this in mind, this year the theme is “Global solidarity, shared responsibility”.

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 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
Episode 6 Your Questions Answered by Dr. Reznik
Episode 5 My Office is Closed. Now What?
A Guide for Dentists & Team Members
Episode 4 Coding for Teledentistry
Episode 3 HR Guidance & Legislative Updates
Episode 2 Managing Your Practice's Financial Health in a Crisis
Episode 1 Practice and Patient Safety During a Pandemic

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

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

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CDC: HIV and Hispanic/Latino Gay and Bisexual Men 

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HIV.gov | October 2, 2020


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ABC News | October 2, 2020


International: Timothy Ray Brown, the First Man Cured of HIV, Dies at Age 54

POZ | September 30, 2020


HAB: Insurance Coverage and Viral Suppression Among People with HIV, 2018 

Kaiser Family Foundation | September 24, 2020


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Washington Blade | August 22, 2020


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US Public Policy: Fact Sheet: HIV in the US by Region

CDC | July 2, 2020


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

EurekAlert | August 3, 2020


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AIDS.gov blog | July 30, 2020


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Yahoo | July 27, 2020


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PubMed | July 14, 2020


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

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Medical: The American Cancer Society updates its guideline for HPV vaccination, adapting a 2019 update from the Federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices 

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

OSAP/DQP | June 19, 2020


Dental Treatment: Knowledge of Infection Prevention and Attitudes Towards HIV/AIDS Among Chinese Dental Bachelor Interns: An Appeal for Educational Intervention.

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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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