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


Changes in the Pattern of Oral Lesions Associated with HIV Infection: Implications for Dentists


• Herve Y. Sroussi, DMD, PhD •
• Joel B. Epstein, DMD, MSD, FRCD(C), FDS RCSE •

A b s t r a c t

Broad access to better HIV treatment has resulted in a significant reduction in the prevalence of HIV-associated oral lesions in western industrialized countries. However, a possible increased prevalence of oral warts and a potential dissociation between CD4+ T-cell counts and oral manifestations of HIV require continued vigilance by oral health care providers. Head and neck and oral examination coupled with a careful consideration of the complications associated with hyposalivation remain essential components of a comprehensive oral health care program.


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