Involvement of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Gingiva of Patients with AIDS

  • M. Gornitsky
  • D. Pekovic
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 216 A)


The acquired immune deficiency syndrome, “AIDS”, is characterized by a reduction in the number and function of helper-inducer T cells, leading to severe immune suppression and allowing numerous opportunistic infections and neoplasms. Since the first reported case in July, 1982 (1), AIDS has achieved pandemic proportions, causing major health and socio-economic problems in several parts of the world. So far, AIDS remains an incurable disease which is fatal usually within three years.


Human Immunodeficiency Virus Periodontal Disease Oral Candidiasis Pocket Depth Probe Human Oral Cavity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Gornitsky
    • 1
  • D. Pekovic
    • 1
  1. 1.Dental Department, The Sir Mortimer B. DavisJewish HospitalMontrealCanada

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