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


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

Aerosol And IC Management in the COVID-19 Era

COVID-19 has changed how dental offices will practice for the foreseeable future.

David Reznik DDS/Chief, Dental Medicine Grady Health System

Managing Infectious Diseases in the Dental Office

Infection Control practices are key elements in managing infectious diseases in the dental office.

Douglas Risk DDS

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

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

HIV.gov | January 20, 2022


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

HIV.gov | January 12, 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


Research: “Kick and Kill” Strategy Eliminates HIV Cells in 40% of Mice

Contagion Live | January 12, 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


COVID-19: Paxlovid for the Treatment of COVID-19: Considerations for People With HIV and Hepatitis C

IDSA | December 30, 2021


Medical: Top 5 Most-Read HIV Content of 2021 

American Journal of Managed Care | January 2, 2022


Medical: On the 25th Anniversary of the HIV Treatment Revolution, Folks Remember 'Their' 1996

TheBody | December 31, 2021


COVID-19 Versus HIV

Infectious Disease Special Edition | December 29, 2021


COVID-19: Omicron: What We Know About the New Coronavirus Variant

NY Times | January 3, 2022


Dental Treatment: Report details 20 years of advances and challenges of Americans’ oral health

NIH | December 21, 2021


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

HRSA | December 2021


News US: 2021 Top HIV News Stories

POZ Magazine | December 22, 2021


Medication: NIH celebrates FDA approval of long-acting injectable drug for HIV prevention

NIH | December 21, 2021


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

HIV.gov | December 2021


HAB: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Annual Client-Level Data Report 2020

HRSA | December 2021


CDC: Clinical Practice Guideline for Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention and Clinical Providers Supplement

CDC | December 2021


International: UNAIDS calls for urgent action to end the inequalities driving HIV and other pandemics around the world

UNAIDS | December 6, 2021


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

Journal of the National medical Association | December 2021


CDC: HIV and Gay and Bisexual Men

Differences in Knowledge of Status, Prevention, Treatment, and Stigma Exist by Race/Ethnicity


International: World AIDS Day 2021 message from UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima 

UNAIDS | November 2021


Medical: WHO publishes updated guidance on validation of elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B virus

WHO | World Health Organization | November 26, 2021


Infection Control: The impact of COVID-19 on knowledge, attitude, and infection control behaviors among dentists 

BMC Oral Health. 2021 Nov 19;21(1):584. doi: 10.1186/s12903-021-01946-w.


Medical: Get access to a wealth of HIV resources through the clinic portal

Aidsmap | November 26, 2021


Oral Manifestations: Prevalence of oral lesions in patients with AIDS: a systematic review and meta-analysis 

Evid Based Dent. 2021 Nov 10. doi: 10.1038/s41432-021-0209-8


HIV Testing: New Together Clinician HIV Screening Resources

CDC | November 2021


Dental Treatment: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

American Dental Association (ada.org)


Dental Treatment: Oral Health In HIV-Positive People Latest News!

TheNuHerald | November 10, 2021


Medical: Year in Review: HIV

Medpage Today | November 12, 2021


HIV & Aging: The shifting age distribution of people with HIV using antiretroviral therapy in the United States, 2020 to 2030

AIDS 2021 Nov 8. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000003128.

HAB: Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination Update and Important Resources

CDC | November 2, 2021


Research: NIAID Researchers Identify How Two People Controlled HIV After Stopping Treatment

NIH | October 29, 2021


HAB: How Will the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Spend Its $2.21 Billion?

POZ Magazine | October 26, 2021


International: Statistics of AIDS and HIV: In the US and around the world

Medical News Today | October 27, 2021


COVID-19: Review of Oral Mucosal Lesions in Patients With COVID-19

Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg; 2021 Oct 25


Oral Manifestations: What Your Tongue (and Mouth) Can Tell You About Your Health

AARP | October 8, 2021


Dental Treatment: Dentists more likely to see domestic abuse during pandemic

Dr Bicuspid | October 7, 2021


Oral Manifestations:Human papillomavirus prevalence among men who have sex with men in China: a systematic review and meta-analysis 

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2021 Jul;40(7):1357-1367. doi: 10.1007/s10096-021-04229-y


Dental Treatment: Oral Health and Older Adults Fact Sheets 

American College of Physicians | September 2021 | En Español

Infection Control: Foundations: Building the Safest Dental Visit

CDC | September 16, 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.

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