Evaluation Center for HIV and Oral Health
There are significant numbers of HIV+ people who experience barriers to comprehensive oral health care services. These barriers and the subsequent unmet oral health need can have an adverse impact on the quality of life for those living with HIV, particularly with regard to treatment regimens, nutritional intake and health outcomes.
The HIV Oral Health Initiative is a 5-year multi-site evaluation and support center funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) – Division of HIV/AIDS Bureau – Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS).
The fifteen SPNS demonstration sites have been charged with establishing innovative models of care for under-served HIV populations in both urban and rural settings to increase access to oral health care and services.
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