The Weitzman Institute is interested in addressing and understanding current barriers faced by people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in receiving oral care. PLWHA experience more oral health problems and complications compared to their non-infected counterparts.
To do this, we are creating a representative Taskforce comprised of people living with HIV/AIDS and patient advocates that work closely with PLWHA or are familiar with HIV/AIDS advocacy and community work. We want to hear from the patients and those working closely with them about some of the issues faced in receiving dental care and how we can improve access to routine oral care. Discussions from the Taskforce will help inform a three-part policy brief series. We will also host a webinar to launch the policy brief series.