Oral health is essential for people living with HIV/Stage 3 (AIDS). In order to provide our patients with the highest quality of HIV medical care, UNM Truman Health Services and UNM Dental Clinicwork together to provide dental services to our patients.
Why Oral Care Matters for People Living with HIV
People living with HIV can develop oral conditions that can threaten their health, due to a weakened immune system. Because the mouth is exposed to more bacteria, there is a greater possibility of an HIV-positive person developing:
- Canker Sores
- Fever Blisters
- Gum Disease
While practicing medication adherence will minimize opportunist infections, it is very important to take care of your dental health if you are living with HIV/Stage 3 (AIDS). Bacterial infections that begin in the mouth can spread to other organs, causing serious health problems.
Dental Services for People Living with HIV
At UNM Truman Health Services, our case management team can connect you with a dentist at the UNM Dental Clinic who can help you determine the best care regimen for your teeth and mouth. For your comfort and safety, we only recommend dentists who are sensitive to the needs of HIV-positive people.
Schedule a Dental Appointment Today
Take control of your oral health with UNM Truman Health Services! Contact us today to learn if you qualify for comprehensive dental care from the UNM Dental Clinic in Albuquerque.