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Does Hiv Affect Your Jaw

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crackling in jaw

I'm 23, HIV pos for 3 years now. only symptoms are very mild oral herpes and OHL on my lips which is treated w/ hydrozole. also when i open my jaw wide the left side i hear a crackling sound - is this seen in HIV? is it due to an ear...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Cracking in the jaw is fairly common in the general population so usually doesn't have any dire association in HIV+ persons. Oral hairy leukoplakia is not AIDS defining and can be seen in persons with CD4 count > 200-350 (< 200 = AIDS).... Read more »

Lumps and bumps under jaw

I have for years felt small pea sized nodes under my jaw. My Doctor told me they are nothing to worry about and that if you feel for them every body has palpable nodes in there body. I have never been concerned about My hiv status until Somebody...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Lymph nodes are very common in the neck area. Most people get them whenever they get a cold or other infection. Although most HIV-infected patients have swollen lymph nodes at some point during their disease, many many people have swollen lymph... Read more »

Fat accumulation below jaw & chin

I've recently noticed what appears to be a growing accumulation of fat just below the jaw line and chin. I'm developing a significant double-chin even though I have not experienced any weight gain and even though I'm relatively lean...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Fat accumulation under the chin and in the neck can occur with HIV associated fat redistribution, although it is pretty uncommon. It is prominent in a non HIV associated type of lipodystrophy, which is interesting. It should be pretty easy to tell... Read more »

lump underneath jaw

I recently found a lump underneath my jaw line. It does not hurt when I touch it. I'm wondering if it is only a swollen salivary gland....
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
There is a long list of things it could be. Go see your doctor to check on it. It could be a salivary gland and swelling is common in HIV infected persons (especially children) but most often is on both sides. Benign cystic tumors and rarely,... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is a aching jaw a sign of anything related to HIV/ARS. Please answer this question for you. I have to know. Thank you. Read more »

if you worry about swollen lymph glands under jaw

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
it's mostly because of a problem with teeth.. and after you start to be paranoiac about HIV , you 'll find out you have a swollen lympg glands there.. don't worry about lymph glands under jaw..

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7/9, New York, NY: Spiritual HIV Support Dinner Forum for all affected by HIV and AIDS

Posted by bartleby
Spiritual HIV Support Dinner Forum for all affected by HIV and AIDS
Monday, July 9
6:30pm - 9:00pm
The Riverside Church NYC
90 Claremont Avenue, Room 10T
New York, NY

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Light Refreshments and Networking
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dear gmanbil Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
dear gman,hiv itself affect the liver,while NOT on meds?,
my liver enzymes are always recent DNA PCR WAS NEG,for HIV.

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