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Vol. 73, No. 10
ISSN: 1488-2159
December 2007


Essential Medical Issues Related to HIV in Dentistry


• Arthur H. Moswin, MD, FACP •
• Joel B. Epstein, DMD, MSD, FRCD(C), FDS RCSE •

A b s t r a c t

Management of HIV infection has progressed dramatically since the disease was first recognized, to the point that HIV infection is now considered a chronic condition. Some of these new approaches in management are related to the strides that have been made in understanding the pathogenesis of this condition. Such changes in medical care may also affect the provision of oral health care. Dental providers must therefore be aware of current management practices. This paper reviews current approaches to managing HIV-related disease.


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