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Gum Disease And Thrush

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oral sex and gum diseases

if a girl had gum diseases or bleeding gums, and i received oral sex from her, what are the chances of me getting hiv, and is this worth getting tested. is it true that the saliva may keep me from getting infected, and is it also true the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

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Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.If you are RECEIVING oral sex from someone else, you are only being exposedto saliva. The concentrations of the virus in saliva are so low, that nobodyhas ever been infected from saliva. Keep in mind however that... Read more »

Sharing drink with gum-diseased HIV + guy

Dear Dr. Bob, Is there a risk drinking from the same glass with gum-diseased hiv + people ? Is it... Read more »

Hypertension Or Gum Disease A Symptom?

At what stage would hypertension be considered an indicator of infection? Also how about gum... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Links Acid Produced From Gum Disease With HIV

A recent study conducted by researchers in Japan found that an acid produced in the mouth because of gum disease might promote the progression of HIV, AFP/ Yahoo! News reports. According to the researchers, the study, which will be published in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Ulster Treatment Centers Battling an Explosion in Sexual Diseases

Understaffed Northern Ireland genitourinary (GUM) clinics are continuing to see more STDs, including dramatic increases of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis. Between January and September 2005, there were 53 HIV cases, compared to 63 cases for all... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast (or fungus)... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Northern Ireland: Experts Reveal Alarming Figures -- Doctors See Huge Increase in Sexual Diseases

A new documentary, set to broadcast on Jan. 25, offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Royal Victoria Hospital's Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) clinic and details the rise in STDs in recent years in Northern Ireland. According to data presented in... Read more »
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Gum Disease and Powerade situation

Posted by livenow, 3 Replies
Greetings All,

I recently helped my sister move. She hired a friend she works with to help her. She passed out Powerade bottles to myself, her friend and my husband. Myself and the friend of my sister both had "blue" Powerades. The friend appeared to... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone here know how long after hiv infection that thrush would apear???

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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 »

Please help!!!! Uprotected oral and bleeding gums

Posted by boogen52
Hi, I'm new here so I'll do my best to write this simple like. I am a 25 year old male who about two months ago was involved in unprotected oral sex recieved from and given to a girl of the same age with unknown HIV/AIDS status. I have bleeding... Read more »