Module 5 – Lesson ??: Overview

M5L6_Overview_HIV Virus

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

Learning Activities

  1. Note – There is no audio lecture for this Lesson.
  2. Readings

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