Identification and Management of Soft Tissue Oral Lesions Commonly Associated with Patients Living with HIV/AIDS
November 14, 2023
November 14, 2024
AAPA, ACPE, AMA, ANCC, CNE, CPE, APA, IPCE, ACE
There is no fee for this educational activity.
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Oral manifestations are the earliest indicators of HIV infection and can predict the progression of HIV/AIDS. Oral lesions occur in up to 50% of HIV-infected patients. Since oral lesions are considered the first clinical features of HIV infection, as well as highly predictive markers of immunosuppression, they can be useful for early testing, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV/AIDS patients. This self-paced module will discuss the various oral lesions that can occur in patients with HIV, treatment plans, and recommendations for follow up care.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Explain the different categories of oral lesions that may present in a patient living with HIV/AIDS.
- Identify the signs and symptoms associated with oral lesions commonly diagnosed in patients living with HIV/AIDS.
- Describe treatment options for the management of oral lesions and alleviating the related symptoms in patients living with HIV/AIDS.
- Discuss the rationale for referring a patient to a dental professional for evaluation and biopsy of an oral lesion.