MANUELA ARBUNE, KAMEL EARAR, MADALINA NICOLETA MATEI, LACRAMIOARA AURELIA BRINDUSE, DAN BOTEZATU ASSESSMENT OF DENTAL STATUS AND ORAL HEALTH IMPACT IN HIV ROMANIAN YOUNG ADULTS Numerous problems are seen in the general lifestyle and health of young adults with noscomially acquired HIV between 1987-1990, a peculiarity of the HIV infection in Romania. One of these problems is immunity alteration as reflected in the oral pathology of these patients. This study evaluates the impact that the HIV infection has on the oral health of infected young adults. The current observational, case-control study compares the caries experience and the impact on oral health quality in 114 HIV positive young adults versus a control group, using the Decay-Missing-Filled (DMF) Index and the oral health profile, obtained using by OHIP-14 questionnaire method.
Keywords: : HIV, Decay-Missing-Filled Index, OHIP-14 Score, Oral Health