Periodontal pathogens and reactivation of latent HIV infection: a review of the literature.

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PURPOSE Infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes the host to have a compromised immune system due to the virus's ability to infect cells of the immune system, such as helper T-cells (specifically CD4+ T-cells), macrophages and dendritic cells. HIV remains latent within these cells, which function as memory cells and remains in the body for… (More)

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@article{Jordan2013PeriodontalPA, title={Periodontal pathogens and reactivation of latent HIV infection: a review of the literature.}, author={Laura M Jordan}, journal={Journal of dental hygiene : JDH}, year={2013}, volume={87 2}, pages={59-63} }