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Dental Questions For Hiv Patients

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HIV and the Mouth

Other Oral Conditions of HIV Disease The two most common conditions that may not be caused by an infection include dry mouth and small round mouth sores, called aphthous ulcers . Dry Mouth Dry mouth, or xerostomia , is a common condition in HIV disease that may have a variety of causes. HIV disease itself may cause dry mouth because HIV-related salivary disease causes swollen salivary glands (glands in the mouth that produce saliva, or...
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dental amalgam in HIV+ patients

Hello Dr. Frascino !My girlfriend is hiv + and on meds.She visited her dentist since she had problems vith her memory. He told her she should replace amalgam (because of mercury) with composite. He added this mercury can damage kidney, cause brain...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Bernd,Your molecular biologist buddy is correct! The dentist you saw is a quack! I'd strongly recommend you find a more competent dentist. I'll post below some information from the archives.Dr. Bobmercury poisening from fillings/HIV... Read more »

Dental Implants in HIV patients

Can dental implants be placed in HIV patients with good success. There is not a good randomized prospective study that reveals a substandard success rate in HIV patients. Please inform on your personal thoughts and findings from the literature....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Dental procedures including implants usually are well tolerated with few problems other than what is seen in the general populatio. A low CD4 count and poor nutrition or oral health/hygiene might predispose to more problems. I have had scores of... Read more »

HIV transmission by dental tools

Hello,I had some dental job done (drilling and filling) my question is, would it be possible to get infected if the doctor had reused dental tool after the previous patient and his tools were not properly sterilized or cleaned? Especially dental...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk is incredibly low to no risk.HIV begins to die once it leaves the body and becomes unable to infect.HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to... Read more »

Dental and sauna risk of STD / HIV

HelloI went to a dentist recently . I was having mouth ulcer when I went there, I am not sure whether the dentist use clean equipment and tools because he did not open any new pack of tool in front of me, but i canot see any blood on the tool he...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello-First, often dentists and other surgeons do not open new tools but are trained to sterilize all their equipment in between patients and I am guessing this is the case here. Thus it would be extremely unlikely to get HIV from "dirty... Read more »
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dental care

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
hi all,
first of all let me thank you for taking the time to read my post. i am 34 years old and have been poz 10 yrs, no meds yet, viral load 1800 and cell count 490. the thing is i have constant ulcers in my mouth sometimes so painful i dont eat... Read more »

HIV or Dental Issue ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
FOund some interesting things on the net when looking up symptoms of body aches, headaches, joint muscle pain, ear aches, etc. drug resistance. I have not had any type of sexual intercourse other than masterbation for almost three years now and in... Read more »

Common questions/concerns about HIV/AIDS please read

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Questions and Answers about HIV
1. What is HIV? What is AIDS?
2. Who can get HIV?
3. What are the ways in which HIV can be spread from one person to another?
4. Can I get HIV from oral sex?
5. How long does HIV live outside the body?
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Dental Symptoms

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What are Dental Symptoms ? and what kind of chills do ppl get when they are infected with HIV ? Read more »