This lesson will explore the following topics:
This lesson will introduce students to the life care planning implications for individuals with HIV/AIDS. Opportunistic infections are reviewed and the unique role the dentist plays in diagnosis and treatment of individuals with HIV is discussed. The medical and psychosocial issues of children who are infected or affected by an HIV/AIDS diagnosis are identified.
- Understand the life care planning implications for individuals with immune disorders
- Describe the opportunistic infections experienced by individuals with HIV/AIDS
- Identify the trends in transmission of the HIV virus
- Understand the unique role of dentistry in the detection of HIV
- Identify the oral conditions precipitated by HIV
- Understand the medical and psychosocial issues of children who are infected or affected by an HIV/AIDS diagnosis
- Note – There is no audio lecture for this Lesson.
- Read: “Life Care Planning Issues for the HIV+/AIDS Patient”
- Read: “Life Care Planning Considerations for the HIV/AIDS Patient”
- Read: “Viatical Settlements”
- Read: “AIDS and Oral Health”
- Read: “Oral Conditions Precipitated by HIV”
- Read: “Special Considerations for AIDS and Oral Health”
- Read: Chapter 15: “Life Care Planning for the HIV/AIDS Patient” in Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook (2nd or 3rd edition) Life care planning for the individual with HIV/AIDS can be extremely challenging as the course of the disease is often unpredictable and very costly. In this chapter, Dr. Sherie Kendall discusses the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, the natural course of the disease, and its classification. Clinical management and life care planning considerations for the HIV/AIDS patientare reviewed.
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