Longitudinal evaluation of loss of attachment in HIV-infected women compared to HIV-uninfected women.
- Published Article
Journal of periodontology
- Publication Date
May 01, 2006
CD4 count and viral load had no consistent effects on PD or AL. Among HIV-infected women, a 10-fold increase in viral load was associated with a marginal increase in tooth loss. The progression of periodontal disease measured by PD and AL did not significantly differ between HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women. The HIV-seropositive women lost more teeth. Race, smoking, drug use, income, and education level did not influence the results for either group.
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