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      #175336 - 02/16/06 12:46 PM

Hi. I'm a 25 year old heterosexual woman. I had unprotected sex 3 weeks ago. 2 weeks after the incident, my teeth started to hurt. I went to visit my dentist and he told me that I have acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. I believe this is also known as trench mouth. My dentist was surprised I had this, as according to him it is very rare and usually only occurs in drug addicts, anorexics or people uinder severe emotional stress. A weak immune system can be, and often also is, the cause. That's why I'm worried I have hiv.
Is it possible to be showing such severe symptoms of hiv only 2 weeks after the transmission of the virus? I plan on going to get tested, but i want to wait another week as I feel it's still to early to do the test. In the meantime, am I just having an unlucky dental problem or is it likely I have hiv ? Thanks for any info anyone can provide.

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      #175341 - 02/16/06 01:31 PM


regards from india

HIV is a hard virus to transmit. Yes you did put yourself at risk, however the odds are in your favour of NOT having contracted HIV.

ARS symptoms are concurrent,febrile and occur 2-4 weeks post exposure.Evaluation of your status based on symptoms experienced is not the right way.

Get tested at 12 weeks.Goodluck

Take Care

God Bless you

Stay Well

Love Ravi

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      #175613 - 02/17/06 01:23 PM

Thanks for your reply Ravi. Does anyone else have any information regarding Trench mouth with regard to hiv infection. Is this a significant symptom ? How often can trench mouth ( or acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis; I'm not even sure they're the same thing !) occur in people who do not have HIV ? My dentist said it's very rare.

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      #176844 - 02/24/06 01:51 AM

do you smoke? smoking can cause all sort of dental like problems affecting the gums, and the tongue.

I get a lot of concerns myself and keep saying to myself...."its because you smoke, get a grip already" hehe

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