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Engaging and Retaining People Living with HIV/AIDS in Oral Health Care: Pocket Guide

December 2013
Author: IHIP


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The goal of this pocket guide is to provide a condensed reference tool for primary care providers and oral health care teams working to improve efforts and outcomes regarding engagement and retention in oral health care for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). It provides tips and lessons learned on topics including:

  • The importance of oral health
  • Challenges and barriers to care
  • Engagement in care
  • Dental case management
  • Clinic staff recruitment
  • Partnerships with teaching institutions
  • Clinical guidelines
  • Outcome assessments
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