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Does Your Tongue And Mouth Swell When You Have Hiv

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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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uncomfortable tongue swelling!

have a swelling like sour on my tongue,quite painful especially almost preventing me from eating,i have to force it.lasts for 3days max. havent used any anti-biotics,which do you suggest?? i also have this on-off right side burning sensation?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You need to have your tongue/mouth examined by your HIV specialist or an ear, nose and mouth specialist to see if you have an aphthous ulcer, herpes lesion, or other problem that can be diagnosed and treated. Some HIV meds and HIV associated... Read more »

Mouth and Tongue sores

I am a 44 year old HIV+ male who has been positive since 1993. I have been on Norvir/Saquninivir/AZT/Hivid combo since August 1996 and have been "undetectable" for virus for over six years now. My T-Cell count is in the 450-550 range...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You desribe what sounds like aphtous ulcers which are common in the general population and more common in HIV. In the old days ddC was a common cause of that problem among HIV+ persons on that drug. The etiology is often unclear and can't be... Read more »


Dr., You answered a question on 5 June:HIV can be absorbed directly across intact mucous membranes. Damage and bleeding are not necessary! The tongue does have a mucous membrane. How is it, then, that people say HIV transmission through oral sex is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello D,There are a great number of factors that come into play for HIV transmission to occur. That the tongue has a mucous membrane and that HIV can be directly absorbed across intact mucous membranes are facts. The actual risk of HIV transmission... Read more »

Red Patches On tongue and feels like hair in my mouth.

I had unprotected sex with a 23 year old status unknown although he says no. We had vaginal intercourse 3 times, but there was no ejaculation. I gave him oral sex for a long period of time and again there was no ejaculation. Eventually...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am not a doctor and am therefore not qualified to answer your question. You can either ask The Body's medical or transmission expert their opinion.Michael Shernoff, MSW... Read more »
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Mouth Swelling

Posted by Anonymous
Can anyone tell me if swelling under the tongue is any indication of HIV infection? Thanks for any help here.

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Burning Mouth and Tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
does anyone have any information as far as a burning mouth and tongue goes?does hiv cause any thing like this at any stage.please respond this is for real and im going crazy with this problem,thanks again.

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Normal tongue and mouth

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am trying to find what a normal tongue looks like on the internet but am yet to find a pic. Any ideas? i tested Neg passed 4 months but I am being my worst enemy. In the past I never checked my tongue but now after my Elisa I keep checking and... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
3 years ago i practiced some unsafe sex acts{heterosexual}and recently i have had some upper roof of mouth and tongue concerns,the roof of my mouth looks kinda pale and like it feels scorched,my tongue feels the same way except it has lots of... Read more »