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Oral Manifestations of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in High Risk Groups

This study has been completed.
Columbia University
Information provided by:
Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) Identifier:
First received: February 24, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: February 1997

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the development of oral manifestations of human immunodeficiency virus infection in relationship to the onset of immunologic alterations and systemic symptoms in different risk groups: gay/bisexual men, male intravenous drug users, and female intravenous drug users.

II. Evaluate the immune and inflammatory response to periodontal and other microbial pathogens.

III. Evaluate the bacterial species infecting the oral cavity in patients in these risk groups.

HIV Infections Candidiasis, Oral

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Screening

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Further study details as provided by Office of Rare Diseases (ORD):

Estimated Enrollment: 250
Study Start Date: September 1989
Detailed Description:


Patients undergo a periodontal assessment every 6 months until medically unable to continue. The oral/dental exam includes saliva and gingival crevicular fluid analysis and, as indicated, oral photographs.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes


--Disease Characteristics-- Human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV) seropositive or seronegative At risk for HIV, i.e.: Gay/bisexual men Male intravenous drug users Female intravenous drug users No acquired immunodeficiency syndrome Currently enrolled in Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center protocol "The Natural History and Progression of HIV Infection"

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004781

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
Columbia University
Study Chair: Ira B. Lamster Columbia University
  More Information Identifier: NCT00004781     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 199/11861
Study First Received: February 24, 2000
Last Updated: June 23, 2005

Keywords provided by Office of Rare Diseases (ORD):
HIV-associated candidiasis
disease-related problem/condition
fungal infection
immunologic disorders and infectious disorders
rare disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
HIV Infections
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Candidiasis, Oral
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Slow Virus Diseases
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017