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worriedsic
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Tooth cavity and Oral
      #228975 - 07/28/07 12:38 AM

By the way, I posted the below post about the ARS symptoms.

I wanted to add that I know I had a cavity at the time, so I am not sure how that would affect my risk.

If anyone knows... please chime in, because googling isnt helping me.

Thanks,
worriedsic

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ItsFaith
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Re: Tooth cavity and Oral new
      #229007 - 07/30/07 12:07 PM

don't believe a cavity constitutes a mucous membrane, which HIV permeates. This would not increase your risk of HIV. Sores in your mouth and bleeding gums could, but not a cavity. Honestly, I only answer that question because you are searching for peace of mind...and perhpas that will give you a few moments of respite from your anxiety..but unfortunately the only thing that will really alleviate your fears is your test results...and fortunately you've taken the first step and been tested. I'm betting you're fine!!! But you need to hear that from the lab...no one here will really help you much other than a temporary fix.Be well and keep us posted.

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worriedsic
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Re: Tooth cavity and Oral new
      #229008 - 07/30/07 12:31 PM

Thank you...

I know nothing will clear my mind, but the test results... whatever they may be. I need to find out so I can move on from this limbo. It's not at all a pleasant place to be.

Thanks again,
worrriedsic

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ItsFaith
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Re: Tooth cavity and Oral new
      #229030 - 07/31/07 10:25 AM

No, it's not...been there...sadly more than once. It's hell. You're in my prayers...not so much for the HIV...but for the worry...it's deadly. Deep breaths...you'll be OK.

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