n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Aids overview

Volume 22, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... ORAL HEALTH AND HIV Oral manifestations of HIV are extremely important as they may be the first problem that a patient will present with, particularly in poorer areas. As dentists are not always available, doctors and other health care workers need to be aware of the commonest oral lesions and their significance in HIV. The oral manifestations of HIV infection include fungal, viral and bacterial infections, as well as opportunistic cancers. Oral candidiasis and herpes ulcers are often the first signs of HIV infection. Many of these infections are asymptomatic, but they can cause eating restrictions, pain and discomfort. ..

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