Infectious Diseases: HIV/AIDS Focus

Friday, March 13, 2020 from 8AM - 10AM


HIV infection and AIDS is a worldwide epidemic cutting through barriers of race, gender and age. Approximately sixteen thousand patients currently are aff ected by this infection in the state of Alabama. Th is course focuses on the epidemiology, etiology, modes of transmission, oral manifestations and their management in HIVinfected patients. In addition, considerations when performing dental procedures in this patient population will be discussed. Drugs used in the treatment of HIV/AIDS and their impact on oral health will be presented. The course will also encompass principles of infection control, post-exposure prophylaxis for occupational injury and HIV/Hepatitis C co-infection.

Educational Objectives: Attendees will: be familiar with the etiology, signs, and symptoms of HIV/AIDS; be aware of treatment procedures and protocols; recognize drugs used in treatment of HIV/AIDS; understand infection control procedures.


Registration is $65 per person.


Dr. Ramakiran Chavali is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences at the UAB School of Dentistry. He earned his Bachelors in Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) degree from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India in 2000. He received a Masters of Science in Biomaterials in 2005 and later completed his training in Prosthodontics in 2009 at UAB. HE is an Associate Dentist and dental provider at the UAB 1917 Clinic dedicated to the health care of HIV/AIDS patients.


Registration open through 3/12/2020 10:59 PM EST

Continuing Education
Lecture: Credits - 2

UAB School of Dentistry

1919 7th Ave. South
Birmingham, AL 35294

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