Oral health and HIV.

David I. Rosenstein

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Most oral health problems can be found in people who are either HIV positive or negative. Yet there are some important differences. A few conditions are seen almost exclusively in people with HIV, while some that are found in both populations are more problematic for people with HIV, especially those with advanced disease. A diminished immune system can alter the course of oral disease and require more aggressive treatment to prevent minor troubles from escalating into major health problems. Over 30 different oral manifestations of HIV disease have been reported since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. This article will address several of the most common of these oral health issues. As with any health condition faced by HIV positive people, early identification and treatment should be emphasized. In many cases, referral to a dentist should be made as soon as possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-31
Number of pages6
JournalBETA bulletin of experimental treatments for AIDS : a publication of the San Francisco AIDS foundation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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