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Are Purple Gums A Symptom Of Hiv

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Hypertension Or Gum Disease A Symptom?

At what stage would hypertension be considered an indicator of infection? Also how about gum disease? Thanks....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Neither hypertension (high blood pressure) nor gum disease, indicate a personmay have HIV. The vast majority of people with hypertension and gum diseasedo not have HIV. These are separate diseases. However, in... Read more »

Symptoms and Generartion 4 test in England GUM clinic

Had vaginal intercourse with CSW in Germany, she was from Nigeria. I wore a condom but I had a... Read more »

HIV risk from scissors and prechewed gum?? (CHEWING GUM, 2011) (PRE-CHEWED GUM, 2011)

I am really worried about two events which happened recently. i came in contact with a scissors... Read more »
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A nationwide campaign to make antiretroviral drugs available for every rape survivor in South Africa kicked off Tuesday in Cape Town. Advocates called on supporters to wear a purple ribbon around their left wrist to show their support for making the... Read more »
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Study Links Acid Produced From Gum Disease With HIV

A recent study conducted by researchers in Japan found that an acid produced in the mouth because of gum disease might promote the progression of HIV, AFP/ Yahoo! News reports. According to the researchers, the study, which will be published in... Read more »
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Gum symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was neg at 85 days 3 mos ago. Now developing white rings below gums on inside of lower front teeth. Is this a symptom of possible infection. Haven't seen anything on this posted. Thanks.

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weird purple spots!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
ive been poz for almost 2 years now. i havent been sick or anything but yesterday i noticed weird purple spots like bruises on my body, on my upper arms and on my legs near my knees. their small and they dont hurt but they look gross. i dont burise... Read more »

Oral Sex Bleeding Gums and Hiv...Please help

Posted by terrifiednFla, 1 Reply
I have been engaging in performing oral sex for many months on different men with HIV status unknown. None of which ejaculated in my mouth. But after what im feeling I am fearful that i have contracted HIV. I tasted blood in my mouth and had... Read more »

BANDS ON GUMS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I NEED HELP I HAVE SOME BANDS ON MY GUMLINES IN A FEW PLACES THAT ARE PINKISH MAYBE RED I CANT TELL. COULD THIS HIV I HAVE HAD 2 TEST AFTER 4 YRS OF LAST EXPOSURE BOTH NEG I FEEL GREAT OTHERWISE PLEASE GIVE ME SOME INPUT. SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT HIV... Read more »