Online Program

Screening for HCV and HIV, the role of oral health care workers

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 12:55 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

David Reznik, DDS, Grady Health System, Atlanta, GA
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are two systemic infectious diseases that dental healthcare professionals can help identify with the goal of improving health outcomes, addressing health disparities and improving quality and quantity of life. Whether by identifying suspect oral lesions, as is the case with HIV infection, or offering rapid screening tests in the dental setting for both HIV and HCV, the dental team can play an important role in linkage to confirmatory diagnosis and care.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Describe importance of testing for early diagnosis and treatment Discuss impact of disease burden due to unidentified cases Describe how oral healthcare workers can screen for HIV and HCV

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I founded and direct an oral health program for people living with HIV 22 years ago. I have served on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and was awarded the Associate Administrators Award at the 2008 Ryan White All Grantees meeting. I am founder and president of the HIV Dental Alliance, which has the mission of facilitating oral health for PLWHA.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.