Research - Clinical Studies
Clinical Study Title
UNC HIV Oral Health Demonstration Project
****** Not currently enrolling new participants in this Clinical Study. ******
Description/Purpose of the Study
One of the most important features in the treatment of HIV disease is the identification of clinical signs of disease progression, and decreases in immune system functioning. The early identification of signs of disease progression is useful to assess the effectiveness of therapies, and /or initiate new medical interventions. Some people remain unaware of their HIV status; even though, opportunistic infections are occurring, especially in the mouth. Previous research has shown diagnosis of these oral infections to be useful tool in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
|IRB Study #:||07-1431|
|Principal Investigator:||Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque, DDS, PhD|
|UNC Department:||Dept. of Dental Ecology and Research|
You are being asked to be in the study because you:
Are either newly diagnosed with HIV or an HIV patient of record at the UNC HDC who did not begin dental care concurrent with the inception of HIV treatment that will serve as a historical control.
Received primary HIV care at UNC-HIV network.
Are a resident in a non-urban county.
Provided informed consent.
Are 18 years of age or older.
You should NOT be in this study if you:
Have a medical complication significant enough to preclude participation in the program; and
Have a severe cognitive impairment that precludes participation in the program and/or provision of informed consent.
|Name:||Jo-Ann A. Blake, RDH,MPH|