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Are Purple Gums A Symptom Of Hiv

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you
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Update 3 lives in danger

Hi Dr. Bob How are you? Sorry to be writing again and I'll try and be brief. I saw an Infectious Disease Specialist who ran a CD4 test on me. The results were CD4 of 1318, a CD4% of 46% and she said the CD4/CD8 ratio was normal. A CBC also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...over a month now and she had diareha with blood and abdominal cramping. Now at a little over three months post exposure. I have purple and red pinhead sized spots and bumps that are showing up in my mouth on my inner cheek. I also have what... Read more »

12+ years of uncertainity and fear!!

Hello Doctor,I have been scanning through your website since the past few days and got a lot of reassurance that only symptoms do not warranty a +ve status.My only exposure to HIV was in early 1997, wherein I had performed and was performed on with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,A negative ELISA three years after your last possible exposure is conclusive and definitive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV testing is warranted.Your four symptoms are extremely common and not pathognomonic of... Read more »

symptoms never go away...

Dr Bob,I really appreciate all the advice you have given me in the past and the service you provide to so many. So I told myself that I would put all this in the past, but I just can't seem to move on. I have pasted my previous questions below for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...at the time, but it has progressively gotten whiter, kind of funny looking in the back, and I have been noticing very small purple blemishes randomly appearing in my inner mouth cheeks. Also, about this time, my right eye twitched on the bottom... Read more »

HIV and gums

I am HIV+ been diagnosed for a year now. Over the past 2 years (and before being diagnosed with HIV) I have had all my teeth removed with new crowns. I am on Aptripla. Just recently I have not been able to brush my teeth without gums bleeding. It's...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV+ persons have an increased rate of gum disorders. You should inform your dentist about your HIV status in order to allow him/her to figure that factor into how to approach Read more »
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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...Symptoms include: Severe fatigue (tiredness) Difficulty breathing Rapid heart rate Pale skin Decreased pinkness of the lips, gums, lining of the eyelids, nail beds, and palms Feeling cold Confusion or loss of concentration Dizziness or... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

... Tips for Safer Oral Sex Oral sex is more risky if you or your partner have an untreated STD, badoral hygiene (bleeding gums, ulcers, gum disease), or take ejaculate (cum) inthe mouth. There are things you can do to reduce the risk associated... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...Nicotine withdrawal can be treated with medications. Some are available over the counter, while others require a prescription. Gums and lozenges that reduce nicotine cravings are often available over-the-counter. Prescription medications include... Read more »
The Body

What Is HIV?

...married or single. It's what you do, not who you are, that puts you at risk for HIV. How Long Does It Take to Feel a Symptom of HIV? People can have HIV for 10 years or more and never show any symptoms. Other people can get symptoms... Read more »
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Gum Disease and Powerade situation

Posted by livenow, 3 Replies
...myself, her friend and my husband. Myself and the friend of my sister both had "blue" Powerades. The friend appeared to have gum disease. Not remembering or not paying attention to which Powerade was mine, I accidentally drank from the friend's... Read more »

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. Read more »

TO PaulB: This Might Help...

Posted by Anonymous
...Your eyes are red in the morning... http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Labs/Archive/Messages/Q6665.html [Are bloodshot eyes a symptom of HIV?] "Unlikely, and certainly not by themselves. Sounds like allergies to me." More about floaters...... 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 Read more »