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September 8, 2009

Mouth Full of Problems: A Crisis in HIV Dental Care

"People with HIV are simultaneously more likely than their HIV-negative counterparts to have more frequent and more serious oral health issues, while being less likely to have the funds and insurance to cover necessary procedures. The public support that is available for providing clinical oral health care to people with HIV, Reznick says, is drying up as various states confront catastrophic budget crises. “We’re just not seeing enough [funding] increases to take care of the people we already serve,” Reznick laments, 'So it’s an overwhelming need and no resources to pay for it.'"

Read more in POZ, September 8, 2009.