Landmark Research Journals of Medicine and Medical Sciences 
June 2017 Vol. 4(2), pp. 025-030
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Xerostomy, Caries and Periodontal Disease Risk Studies in Black People with HIV/Aids Xerostomy and Periodontal Disease in Black People

Camila Correia dos Santos1, Elcio Magdalena Giovani 2


1 Associate Professor and PhD student, UNIP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil; member of Center for Studies and

Special Service for Patients

2 Chairman, PhD, Professor, Integrated Clinic Discipline. Coordinator of Center for Studies and Special

Service for Patients. Professor, Postgraduate Dentistry Courses, UNIP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


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Accepted 02 June, 2017


Aids (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), recognized in 1981 by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) of Atlanta – United States of America (USA), has the HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) as an etiologic agent. According to the Aids worldwide epidemic report2, Brazil has one third of people living with HIV in Latin America. In 2005, about 620,000 lived with AIDS in the country. About 180 thousand have already developed the symptoms and are being treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Annually, 30 thousand new cases are registered and one third of them affect people in their 2nd and 3rd decades of life, and each year, 11 thousand people die in the country due to the disease, however the data according to the race/color criterion are still scarce. In relation to the Afro-descendant population, bad evidences point to a growing increase in the HIV/Aids cases regarding this population. Thus, considering the scarcity of researches regarding the Afro-descendant population, and especially when related to changes in the oral cavity, our proposal aims to diagnose and compare the presence of the xerostomia, dental cavity and periodontal disease risks among Afro-descendant and Caucasian people living with HIV/Aids.

Keywords:  HIV/Aids; Xerostomy; Periodontal Disease in Black People

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