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Affects Of HIV On Teeth

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The Well Project

Starting HIV Treatment

...health care provider if you have other health problems, are takingany other medications (including over the counter, herbal, alternative, and street drugs), or are in anyrecovery programs. This is important information that may affect your treatmentoptions. In addition, discuss family planning with your health care providersince HIV drugs can interfere with birth control pills and pregnantwomen should not take certain HIV drugs. Choosing...
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Ever heard of Neuropathy affecting the teeth?

Hello and greetings.I am an healthy AIDS pt. with Tcells 380 viral load undetectable for over 5 years (my meds are working!). I have Protien C & S Deficiency (inherited) Rheumatoid Arthirtis, and Peripherial Neurpoathy in legs and hands.My concern...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...To my knowledge standard HIV related neuropathy relatively rarely manifests itself solely the level of a facial/dental nerve. I would be interested in what Read more »

Scurvy affect test results? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

Hi This will seriously be my final question now (really really sorry for bothering you). I read that there are some signs of scurvy which I seem to have i.e. my gums are a little red (but then again I hardly every brush my teeth i.e. once a week to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...And while you are at it, remember to floss as well!As for your question, you do not have scurvy. Even if you did, it wouldn't affect your HIV test results, OK?The address of the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation is:The Robert James Frascino... Read more »

HIV meds and dental care

Do any of the combinations of HIV meds affect the teeth? For example does it weaken the ennamel or other parts of the tooth?
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...There has been a great deal of speculation pertaining to "brittle teeth syndrome", or rapidly advancing dental decay in the HAART era. Whereas, clinically speaking, we have seen an increase in root Read more »

negative side affects treatment against possible hiv aids

A relation of mine was mugged and bitten several times,as a preventation against possible hiv aids he was given the normal medication ATR.Now he has no energy,has large weight loss,has to lay down many times daily.What can we do to bolster his...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Symptoms due to HIV drugs vary depending on which regimen is used. Those symptoms generally reverse quickly once the meds are stopped (used for Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell test (see... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Crystal Methamphetamine

...and other men who have sex with men who use methamphetamine. What is methamphetamine? Methamphetamine is a stimulant that affects the central nervous system. Commonly known as "crystal," "speed," "meth," or "Tina", it is a white or off-white,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...reactions in the cells. The body controls the amount of calcium in the blood. However, the amount of protein in the blood can affect calcium test results (see albumin). The most common cause of low calcium test results for people with HIV is low... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay men. However, as the years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Even... Read more »
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Teeth

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the time? I get probably 10 per year. I brush and floss 2 times per day. I cant stop it. I think it could be because of the hiv. Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

brother with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Another problem is that he lives with me, mom, dad and my 3 kids. Should I worry about us catching this? Also how with this affect my children, should I have them, ages 1,3,and 10 watching their uncle slowly dying? Its hard for me to watch... Read more »

Care Home for persons affected w/ HIV/AIDS

Posted by kel
...(who is gay) and we found out that there are no care homes/assisted living facilities for the gay community here or for those affected by HIV/AIDS (people actually refuse to take them!) So we have opened the first! A care home/assisted living... Read more »