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Antiretroviral therapy has improved survival in persons with HIV (PWH), but chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) still causes morbidity and mortality. We discovered a novel association of oral microbiome to lung function and to systemic inflammation in PWH, suggesting that the oral microbiome may contribute to COPD pathogenesis.

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This page is a summary of: Alterations in Oral Microbiota in HIV are Related to Decreased Pulmonary Function, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, November 2019, American Thoracic Society, DOI: 10.1164/rccm.201905-1016oc.
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