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Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
have been worried of contracting HIV.
I have had unprotected receptive anal sex last August 12, 2011 and i also had protected anal sex on October 12,2011.
On the last week of October, i started to feel chills everyday at night and i have stuffy nose... Read more »

Does anyone has dry mouth and neuropathy early HIV

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
Does anyone here experience persistent dry mouth and throat and white coated tongue and peripheral neuropathy (Burning, stinging, tingling feet and hands which is persistent?

This has occur after 3 months of lowgrade fever and 2 episodes of hives... Read more »

Dry Mouth

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone have a treatment/advice when the combination of ddI and hydroxyurea makes my mouth bone dry and has dropped my blood platelets? Am beginning to find this worrying and uncomfortable. And am a little scared. Please help if you have an idea... Read more »

dry mouth

Posted by Anonymous
i'm writing this to ask a question about oral manifestations of hiv infection. I have been fairly sexually active this past year, and back in Feb I had a two day bout of chills with fever and woke up the second day having a night sweat -- fever... Read more »

Dry Mouth, Thrush?

Posted by TheTyger, 3 Replies
One of the symptoms I experienced was a dry mouth lacking in saliva. My mouth felt kind of sticky and burning. Was this thrush? Or is thrush mainly a bunch of white stuff that resembles cottage cheese on the tongue? Could this have been an oral... Read more »
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Blood splash in eyes WORRIED

Hey doc first off ur awsome and second ur going a great job. I'm currently a Paramedic and about 5 months ago I got albuetrol with a blood mixture spit at me I'm not sure if it went In my eyes but it did hit me in the face. I did fill a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Paramedic,You are definitely WOO-HOO-able. I see absolutely no cause for worry or additional HIV testing. So relax Max! You're fine.Be well. Stay well.Dr. Bob... Read more »

infection from dry blood (DRIED BLOOD, 2009)

Dear Dr Bob,You are certainly a great inspiration to the hiv world. For someone who is infected but is very active in helping others and always maitains a positive attitude, this is just amazing!!I have a question, suppose dried blood from an hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thanks for your kind comments!Your concerns about HIV transmission via dried blood are unwarranted. This question comes up fairly frequently. See below.Stay well.Dr. BobBlood In BedMar 25, 2009Dear Dr,I know questions of dried blood have been... Read more »

dry eyes/dry mouth = HIV?

Dr. Dieterich,I am at a loss. I have been having problems with dry eyes and dry mouth over the past 6 months. My tear production was measured and is 1/2 of what a normal person should produce. I also have a dry mouth which causes discomfort...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dry eyes and mouth are very non specific symptom. If really severe, it can be part of the Sicca syndrome which is an autoimmune illness. If you have any worries about HIV, GET TESTED! DTD... Read more »

dry eyes/dry mouth = HIV?

Dr. Pavia,I am at a loss. I have been having problems with dry eyes and dry mouth over the past 6 months. My tear production was measured and is 1/2 of what a normal person should produce. I also have a dry mouth which causes discomfort...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Dry eyes and decreased saliva production can be very annoying, can lead to eye irritation and damage, and can make it hard to eat. While these symptoms do occur in people with fairly advanced HIV disease, this would not change the interpretation of... Read more »
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