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David Reznik, DDS.
It has been 36 years since the first reports of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) were reported to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The dental team has been an important part of HIV primary care since the early days of the epidemic when up to 80% of all HIV+ patients would present with an oral manifestation related to disease progression. Recognition of the oral manifestations of HIV infection are important tools in accessing a patient’s overall well-being as they are important indicators of disease progression for those known to be HIV positive and may provide a means of accessing the potential status of those at risk for HIV infection. This presentation will enable the participants to accurately diagnose and manage the most common oral opportunistic infections seen in association with HIV disease and how to manage an exposure in the dental setting.
Other topics to be covered include proper dental management for people living with HIV disease, including a discussion of important lab values, and the important role of the oral healthcare team in regards to the clinical management of HIV-infected patients.