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HIV Positive with Dental Problems
Jun 12, 2001

I like to know is my hiv status medication causing me teeth to be very sensitive to cold! also seems like sometime all me teeth hurt when I try in eat. the HIV drugs I am on are Kaleta and Combivir

Response from Dr. Pavia

Cold sensitivity is a symptom dentists see all the time in HIV negative people, and there are a variety of causes. I have never seen or heard of tooth sensitivity as a side effect of Kaletra or Combivir.

You should see a dentist before you do anything else. There may be a specific problem like gum disease or an infection, or they may be able to give you a desensitizing toothpaste.

Good luck


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