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J Can Dent Assoc. 2007 Dec;73(10):949-52.

Changes in the pattern of oral lesions associated with HIV infection: implications for dentists.

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Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences and Chicago Cancer Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.


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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