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Table 1 Self-reported loss history of between 1980 and 2017

From: Extensive dental caries in a HIV positive adult patient on ART; case report and literature review

Period Teeth lost Comments
1980s Three (3) Result of tooth decay
1980s-2008 Two (2) Result of tooth decay
2003 Lost her husband and diagnosed with HIV
2004 Started on cotrimoxazole chemoprophylaxis
2008 Unknown but quite a number As result of gum disease following severe febrile illness for two weeks
2014 Initiated on ART (Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), Lamivudine (3TC) and Efavirenz (EFV)) at CD4 count ≤250 cells/μl, as recommended by the national ART guidelines at the time.
2015 -present Rest of remaining teeth Due to unprecedented tooth decay
2017 Rehabilitated with dentures (Fig. 3)