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Early Symptoms Of Aids In The Mouth

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AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...extremely low. There are no documented cases of HIV being transmitted by tears or saliva, but it is possible to be infected with HIV through oral sex or in rare cases through deep kissing, especially if you have open sores in your mouth or bleeding gums. For more information, see the following Fact Sheets: 150: Stopping the Spread of HIV 151: Safer Sex Guidelines 152: How Risky Is It? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Ask the Experts

Trust the tests (16 of them) or the symptoms?

Dear Dr. Bob: Thank you for your recent reply to my concerns about being HIV + (though I've tested negative on antibody tests and two DNA PCR tests). It has been 21 years since my definite exposure. In the past several years I have been having...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...hives on the palms of my hands (off and on for 1 year). I was tested yearly (always negative), and Still anxious because of the early symptoms, in 1995 I had a PCR for Hiv-1 and an antibody Hiv-2 test and stopped testing until I had a swollen... Read more »

Mouth Sores

A month ago my VL was 250000 and my cd4 was 250. Doctor put me on Atripla. I noticed that I get mouth sores all the time. They come and go as I use over the counter medication. I had them under control but now I got this flu from hell and I got the...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...their treatment. These are the messages that I want to share with you.There are a few different possible explanations for your mouth sores. For their best assessment and management, I refer you back to your doctor, who can examine you and compare... Read more »

getting conflicting information PLEASE HELP

hi. i have read a million other posts but they all seem to be conflicting of each other and i was hoping you could help!! i know the only way to know for sure is to get tested but i am not sure if i am ready for that yet. i had a high risk...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
.... . I cannot function in my daily life."So my dear, since you are now so freaked out by the possibility of having contracted HIV that you are becoming essentially nonfunctional, exactly when will you be "ready" to test?One thing that I'm willing... Read more »

Men performing oral sex on female with mouth cuts is the inserter or receptor?

I am a 55 yr. old male.I have been irresponsible over the last few years by frequenting the service of prostitutes. I had always used latex condoms for intercourse. However, I received and performed oral sex with this population of women.I have a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello N,The risk of HIV transmission from oral sex is extremely low. Your fears, even with your tongue problems, are unwarranted. Your new girlfriend's Read more »
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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. It can be done on blood, mouth swab, or urine. Before a positive antibody test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...needles if you're a baby, being born to or breastfed by an HIV-positive woman unprotected oral sex (if you're providing the mouth; this is a much lower risk than the others) That's it. For any other type of activity -- kissing someone with... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...virus itself. Most commonly, a rapid test is adminestered by sampling the oral mucosa (the mucous that is everywhere in your mouth) and putting it through a test to see if HIV antibodies are present. Some people may think that, since the test... Read more »
The Well Project

Cancers

...bruises) May resemble "blood blisters" (lesion involves growth of blood vessels) May be swelling around lesion (lymphedema) Oral cavity (inside of mouth): Trouble eating and swallowing Gastrointestinal tract: Diarrhea Cramping ... Read more »
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Worried well...or maybe not.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...armpits, etc, and anything even vaguely lump-like sends me into panic mode all over again. Also, I have a thermometer in my mouth through too much of my waking time, and I'm finding it hard to concentrate on anything, at work or at home. I live... Read more »

Im Worried That im Infected With Something

Posted by Jaypoc0, 1 Reply
...about everything. well the point im posting this is. i have small little tiny red pin head dots neer the tip of my tongue. my mouth seems dry and my tongue is not fully white but its a little white. as i said before im a BIG hypocondract. and i... Read more »

No Symptoms, but Tested POS mouth swab

Posted by Guest8923, 2 Replies
...I just need a little encouragement. I took a mouth swab in May 2008 and it was + for HIV. I took a full blood test at my drs office tested neg, i waited 8 months to make sure and Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...gonorrhea, or bacterial vaginosis appears, you may be more susceptible to getting HIV infection during sex with infected partners. EARLY SYMPTOMS OF HIV INFECTION If you are like many people, you will not have any symptoms when you first become... Read more »