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Dry Mouth Early Symptom Hiv

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dry mouth,thrush,PCP and anxiety

Dear Doctor:I heard that dry mouth is common in people having HIV(I don't mean under medications). I was wondering it happens at the early stage or late stage and if it is because HIV people have thrush. Is dry mouth the first step to develop thrush...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...Dry mouth or xerostomia is a symptom of HIV infection but not something that would be used as a diagnostic tool. There are many reasons Read more »

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thanks for your time. I had a relatively low risk exposure 4 months ago. I've not had any... Read more »

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Dr. Henry,I am at a loss. I have been having problems with dry eyes and dry mouth over the past 6... Read more »
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Im Worried That im Infected With Something

Posted by Jaypoc0, 1 Reply
...to early to tell. but i need someone to please shed some light and ease my nurves please Could it be HIV or just the common dry mouth. i dont brush my teath that often if that could cause it. my lips are dry and it feels as if their is always... Read more »

dry mouth

Posted by Anonymous
...or four of those i was giving head to precame -- what is the risk of infection this way.... Over the past month I have had dry mouth and coated tounge and am wondering if I could possilby be infected... I worry about it every day non stop -- i... Read more »

HIV2 IN SanFransisco

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...pits, it felt as though they were on fire. This was followed by a month of nite sweats, fever, horrible sore throat, rash, and dry mouth.. Now 3months later I still have swollen nodes in my neck, achey back pain, minor sore throat and thrush...... Read more »

Tensed!!!!

Posted by xyz76, 4 Replies
...feeling persisted and around 20th day a few oral sores (lower lip & one on the lateral side of the tongue) appeared with dry mouth, dry lips and discomfort around the throat area. No fever, muscle ache, or severe tiredness. Are these... Read more »