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Which immunity does T-helper cells participate in
Cell mediated immunity & regulating immune response
What test measures the amount of HIV circulating in serum
Only test that doesn't measure circulating antibody
Oral lesions occur due to what
Deficiency in CMI (cell mediated immunity) & depletion of T helper cells
Oral manifestations of AIDS
Bilateral salivary gland enlargement
What perio dz may a HIV pt have
Linear gingival erythema (red band around teeth)
NUP-Necrotizing ulcerative perio
Characteristics of linear gingival erythema
Punctate/petechiae on attached gingiva or alveolar mucosa
Band like redness on gingiva that is non responsive to tx
Tx of perio dz in HIV pt
Soft tissue curettage
Flagyl (systemic metronidazole)
What needs to be considered before deep scaling of HIV pt with lower platelets
Platelet count and bleeding time
Charcteristics of aphthous ulcers in HIV pt
Increase in # of ulcers
Resemble major apththous ulcers
Lesions respond to steroids
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