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White bands?
      #10881 - 10/17/00 07:54 PM

I've read that red bands around the teeth are one of the signs of gingivitis, which may be a sign of HIV infection. But does anyone know what white bands are? Is anybody experiencing this? Just curious..

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      #10907 - 10/18/00 01:11 AM

Red or white bands? Gingivitis is a sign that you need to visit you dentist for your scaling. Gingivitis will also cause bleeding when you brush your teeth.

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      #10919 - 10/18/00 01:54 PM

This board is targeted at those people who are currently negative for hiv, and who are either awaiting test results, or are actively waiting out their "window" period. For this audience, gingivitis is NOT a sign of hiv infection. We are more focused on Acute Retroviral Syndrome... and I dont think you will find gingivitis tied to it anywhere.

Gingivitis is a very commonly occuring oral inflamation of the gums. Many people very healthy otherwise have it at some point.

It is, however, a more commonly occuring condition for people with more advanced hiv disease, as are most other oral infections/problems. The mouth is a veritable breeding ground of germs and bacteria... so this is logical.

Put aside the oral manifestations of hiv infection. None of them are commonly associated with ARS.

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