How Much Do You Know About HIV/AIDS?
Dental hygienists play an important role in identifying early clinical signs of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and advancements in prevention and treatment of this disease continue to be made. Read on to evaluate how much you know about strategies for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.
In 2017, the World Health Organization estimated that how many people globally have been infected with HIV/AIDS?
HIV targets the immune system, specifically the CD4 lymphocyte cells or T-cells, which protect the body from infections.
Salivary DNA testing can only be administered by physicians in a medical setting, and not by oral health professionals.
How soon can dental hygienists notice the first clinical symptoms of HIV/AIDS infections?
Standard precautions should be used when treating patients with HIV/AIDs, which includes the use of personal protective equipment and proper hand washing.
Patients with HIV/AIDS may present with which the following oral conditions?
No modifications are needed to provide dental hygiene preventive services to patients with HIV/AIDS.
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