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


The NHTD theme for 2022 is “HIV Testing is Self-care.” Self-care has been a particularly important topic during the COVID-19 pandemic as the need for individual and community actions to promote physical and mental health remain critical.

HIV testing is an act of self-care. Encouraging people to get tested and know their HIV status can help them stay healthy. Today, there are more free, easy, fast, and confidential HIV testing options available than ever before.

Professional Association of Social Workers in HIV/AIDS

PASWHA is the lead organization that supports the professional growth and development of HIV social workers and allied professionals, promotes evidence-informed practice, and advances equitable and just policies to end the HIV & AIDS epidemic.


As leaders in the field of HIV Social Work, PASWHA strives to end the HIV & AIDS epidemic by promoting social justice and equity through all forms of social work practice.

Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges is a culmination of two years of research and writing by over 400 contributors. As a follow up to the Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health in America, this report explores the nation's oral health over the last 20 years.

Recording: HIV Discrimination, Privacy and Confidentiality: Impact on the Delivery of Oral Healthcare
New England AIDS Education and Training Center | January 11, 2022

Helene Bednarsh, BS, RDH, MPH

Dental Director NEAETC

Vice President, HIV Dental Alliance

David Reznik, DDS

President, HIV Dental Alliance


A recording of the webinar and presentation slides are available.

Click “Register” to access the recording and slides.

Meeting the Dental Needs of People Living With HIV:

“We’re Taking Care of the Whole Person”

For longtime dentist David Reznik, D.D.S., director of the Oral Health Center of Grady Health System’s Infectious Disease Program—an Atlanta-based program he founded 30 years ago—he and his team have seen firsthand the pandemic’s toll on patients. During the past year, Reznik has focused on ensuring that both providers and consumers of dental care have the safest possible visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recorded Webinar: HIV and Oral Health Update
What every dental professional needs to know about oral manifestations, treatment considerations, current trends in HIV, and the role of the healthcare team in HIV prevention and care.

David Reznik, DDS
Director | Oral Health Center of Grady's Infectious Disease Program
Chief of Dental Medicine Service, Grady Health System

Helene Bednarsh, BS, RDH, MPH
Dental Director, New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Episode 43 June 2022 Clinical Update
Episode 43 May 2022 Clinical Update
Episode 42 March 2022 Clinical Update
Episode 41 February 2022 Clinical Update
Episode 40 January 2022 Clinical Update
Episode 39 December 2021 Clinical Update
Episode 38 November 2021 Clinical Update
Episode 37 October 2021 Clinical Update
Episode 36 September 2021: Your Questions Answered
Episode 35 August 2021 Clinical Update
Episode 34 July 2021 Clinical Update
Episode 33 June 2021 Clinical Update
Episode 32 May 2021 Clinical Update
Episode 31 Your Questions Answered - Part 2
Episode 30 The Race to Vaccinate & Returning to “Normal”
View Episodes 1-29 in Infection Control

Top Stories


Testing/Prevention: CDC data shows a sharp decrease in HIV testing during first year of COVID-19 pandemic 

News-Medical.Net | June 28, 2022


MMWR: HIV Testing Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, 2019–2020 

CDC | June 24, 2022


News US: Lack of Medicaid Expansion Harms People With HIV, Advocates Say

TheBody | June 23, 2022


Testing/Prevention: City Launch and National HIV Testing Day

AIDSVu | June 2022


Dental Treatment: The Inequities Hurting Oral Health in the US

CareQuest Institute for Oral Health | June 2022


Oral Manifestations: Candidiasis and HIV: Link, treatment, and prevention

Medical News Today | June 17, 2022


Dental Treatment: Improving dental care by linking medical and dental records in health Information exchanges 

News-Medical.net | June 14, 2022


Research: Using Science To Solve Oral Health Inequities

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research | June 14, 2022


International: Performance report demonstrates how the UN Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS has helped save lives

UNAIDS | June 18, 2022


Dental Treatment: Oral Health Medical/ Dental Considerations For Patients With HIV On Antiretroviral Therapy

Southeast AIDS Education Training Center


Research: Combination anti-HIV antibody infusions suppress virus for prolonged period

NIH | June 1, 2022


Mental Health: Improving Dental and Mental Health Through Case Management

DentaQuest | May 27, 2022


Medical: Monkeypox and HIV/AIDS: Paul Volberding, MD, on the Parallels

Medscape | May 26, 2022

0 Mental Health: New: Mental Health Resource Guide

HIV & Aging: Our Stories: Surviving and Thriving with HIV for Decades

HIVPlusMag.com | April 25, 2022


CDC’s 2020 HIV Surveillance Report Shows COVID Disruptions

HIV.gov | May 25, 2022


Oral Manifestations: Oral human papillomavirus prevalence, persistence, and risk-factors in HIV-positive and HIV-negative adults 

Tumour Virus Res. 2022 Apr 20;200237. doi: 10.1016/j.tvr.2022.200237


News US: American Gene Technologies Launches “The Cure Chronicles” HIV Video Series

BioBuzz | April 2022


CDC Releases Information about Meningococcal Disease Outbreak in Florida, 2022

HIV.gov | April 12, 2022


CDC’s 2020 STD Surveillance Report

CDC | April 12, 2022


Ending the HIV Epidemic: HIV Criminalization: ONAP's Harold Phillips Discusses Repealing Outdated Laws

HIV.gov | April 27, 2022


Medical: Engaging HIV Patients . . . And Keeping Them Engaged

Infectious Disease Special Edition | April 6, 2022


International: Health partners race to secure life-saving HIV medicines and services for people affected by the war in Ukraine

UNAIDS | April 5, 2022


CDC Publishes Updated Hepatitis B Adult Vaccination Recommendations

CDC | April 1, 2022


Medical: New HIV Treatment Strategies & Challenges: COVID-19 Update, CROI 2022 Report : new HIV drugs, New Long-Acting HIV Drugs for treatment & prevention

NATAP.org | CROI 2022


News US: A Conversation About HIV and the Issues Black Women Face

POZ Magazine | March 18, 2022


HAB: HHS Issues Press Release Promoting Gender Affirming Care in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

HHS.gov | March 25, 2022


Research: Top 5 HIV cure and vaccine stories from CROI 2022

Aidsmap | March 2, 2022


Medical: Top 5 HIV treatment stories from CROI 2022

Aidsmap | March 2, 2022


International: The life-threatening perseverance of HIV stigma

Open Access Government | March 10, 2022


Medical: Big Ideas - Improving the Quality of Life of People Living with HIV

O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law | February 2022


International: UNAIDS urges protection and continuity of health and HIV services for people living with and  and affected by HIV in Ukraine

UNAIDS | February 25, 2022


News US: People With HIV in Non-Medicaid Expansion States: Who Could Gain Coverage Eligibility Through Build Back Better or Future Expansion?

KFF | February 15, 2022


Medical: NIH's Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Discusses Highlights of HIV Cure, Treatment and Prevention Research from CROI 2022

HIV.gov | February 17, 2022


Medical: Researchers document third known case of HIV remission involving stem cell transplant

NIH | February 15, 2022


COVID-19: IDSA Updates COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines - Infectious Disease Special Edition 

Infectious Disease Special Edition | February 18, 2022


International: Large number of children living with undetected HIV, experts warn

The East African | February 12, 2022


News US: HIV/AIDS Providers ask New York's governor to reverse Cuomo-era change

WSKG | February 9, 2022


International: Economic impact of COVID-19 in PEPFAR countries

KFF | February 7, 2022


Medical: CDC Data Highlights Factors that Contribute to Continuing HIV Disparities in the U.S.

CDC | February 3, 2022


CDC: New CDC Vital Signs Report Reveals a Decade of Continuing HIV Inequities

CDC | February 2022


COVID-19: Taste disorders, xerostomia common in COVID-19 patients

DrBicuspid | February 3, 2022


Infection Control: N95, KN95 masks provide best protection against covid, CDC study shows

The Washington Post | February 4, 2022


Research: Moderna Launches Clinical Trials for HIV Vaccine

WebMD | January 28, 2022


HAB: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part B and AIDS Drug Assistance Program Monitoring Project Report

TargetHIV | January 24, 2022


Medication: Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Adults and Adolescents Living with HIV

HIV.gov | January 20, 2022


Medical: HIV PrEP and Treatment Not Reaching Black and Hispanic/Latino Gay and Bisexual Men 

Infectious Disease Advisor | January 12, 2022


Medication: Updates in the Pipeline of HIV Therapy

Infectious Disease Special Edition | January 14, 2022


News US: HRSA Updates the Affordable Care Act Preventive Health Care Guidelines to Improve Care for Women and Children

HIV.gov | January 12, 2022


News US: View Updated HIV Data in AIDSVu’s Interactive U.S. Maps

AIDSVu | January 2022


Dental Treatment: Indonesian Dental Students' Attitudes, Knowledge, Preparation, and Willingness to Treat HIV/AIDS Patients 

Eur J Dent. 2022 Jan 6. doi: 10.1055/s-0041-1740350


HAB: New HRSA HAB EHE Data Report 2020 Is Now Available

HRSA | December 2021


HAB: National HIV/AIDS Strategy (2022-2025)

HIV.gov | December 2021


Oral Manifestations: The influence of antiretroviral therapy on HIV-related oral manifestations

Journal of the National medical Association | December 2021

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.

Provided through non-restricted educational grants and support from:

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