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Affects Of HIV On Teeth

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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...
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 your HIV specialist says in response to that issue. Occasionally one can get HIV related or... Read more »

Unprotected vaginal oral sex after brushing teeth?

Hi doctor,I am really scarred and have had a lot of anxiety lately about this issue to the point... Read more »

HIV/HIV Drugs Antidepressants Killing My Teeth

I have been seeing my dentist for the last 6-7 years. I am HIV poz and have developed major oral... Read more »
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Members of Congress Launch AIDS Caucus -- but Will It Have Teeth?

The caucus could play a role in passing several pieces of legislation authored by Rep. Barbara Lee, pictured above. Three U.S. representatives launched the country's first-ever congressional HIV/AIDS caucus today. The move could be... Read more »
Body Positive

The Illumination of Shadows: A Personal Account

A graduate degree was tucked in my pocket when I gritted my teeth and returned to Anaheim, California in October 1985 to start a second career. I had been invited to join a team of two and help develop the infrastructure for a new historical museum.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Several Vaccine Trials Affected by Halt of Merck's HIV Vaccine Trial

Several vaccine trials are being postponed or modified following the halt of Merck 's experimental HIV vaccine trial, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports (Stark, Philadelphia Inquirer , 11/16). Merck in September announced that it had ended the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Virginia's Eastern Region Has One of State's Highest HIV Rates, Experts Say; Blacks Mostly Affected

In 2008, the Virginia Health Department 's Eastern Region had a rate of 19 new HIV infections reported for every 100,000 residents, which is nearly twice the rate in Northern Virginia and higher than the state rate of 12 infections for every 100,000... Read more »
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Teeth

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone out there get cavities all 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 »

rotten teeth a sign of aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i have several really rotten teeth. does anyone know if this is a sign of aids?

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Loose Teeth

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
HAS anyone heard of somebody getting loose teeth with ringing ears and neuropathy during seroconversion Read more »

Teeth Sensitivity

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
tested negative at 5 months and 6 months via elisa after a possible vaginal exposure. i did use a condom but who knows. Lately I've been having teeth sensitivity and am wondering if it could be hiv??? I have been taking doxyciline/minocycline post... Read more »