Oral Health Concerns with Sexually Transmitted Infections
A recording of this program is available at https://www.neaetc.org/events/browse/archive.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) often manifest orally, and with proper screening and diagnosis these infections can be treated and not advance further. In this talk, Dr. Fariba Younai, DDS, will review the transmission and oral presentation of common STIs and highlight concerns for people with HIV. In addition, she will review oral health and hygiene practices that can help in preventing the transmission of STIs and the role oral health professionals can play in assisting patients with STI education and prevention methods. Of particular concern is the increase in congenital syphilis and the need for early identification of the disease in the oral tissues of pregnant women and their referral for medical treatment.
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
- Describe the oral presentations of common sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
- Outline the process of STI transmission through oral tissues.
- Explain the impact of STIs on the risk of oral HIV transmission.
- Define the role of oral health & hygiene in preventing oral transmission of HIV and other STIs.
Fariba Younai, DDS
Professor and Chair, Division of Diagnostic & Surgical Sciences, UCLA
Oral Health Director, Pacific AIDS Education & Training Center
Continuing Dental Education:
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OSAP designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) and New England AIDS Education and Training Center (NEAETC).
Flyer Younai 2-14-23 with registration URL & CE.pdf:
A variety of the listed topics will be discussed at this event.
- Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
- Sexual Health History Taking
- Basic science
- Clinical manifestations of HIV disease
- HIV diagnosis (i.e. HIV testing)
- HIV monitoring and lab tests (i.e. CD4 ad viral load)
- Linkage to Care
- Oral health
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Health literacy
- Stigma or discrimination
- Care coordination
- Team-based care (i.e. interprofessional training)