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Gum Pain And Hiv

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painful gums and painful teeth

I am HIV+ for over 20 years. My health and counts are good. I am on Sustiva and Truvada. This past week I had a swollen place on my gum around a tooth. I just ignored it. Over the week it spread across my gum area from one side to the other then...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
This could be one of a few things. Gingivitis is more common with HIV disease, as is dry mouth, both of which could be contirbuting to your condition. The fact that it is getting better makes it less likely that it is something like Kaposi's... Read more »

HIV risk from scissors and prechewed gum?? (CHEWING GUM, 2011) (PRE-CHEWED GUM, 2011)

I am really worried about two events which happened recently. i came in contact with a scissors... Read more »

Bleeding gums, Herpes, and HIV

I am an HIV+ male with CD4 counts of 500+ and a low viral load who is not on medication.I have had... Read more »
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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

Sexually Transmitted Infections Among UK Street-Based Sex Workers

The authors conducted an observational study of street-based sex workers who attended a London genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic between July 1, 2006, and Jan. 31, 2007. In July 2006, a local outreach project developed a weekly drop-in for... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

The State of Prevention

Not long ago, getting an HIV test could be a real pain. Even after setting aside all the accompanying anxieties and fears and stigmas, it was just a hassle. First, you'd come in for the test -- and unless you went to a private doctor's office,... 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 »
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Oral Sex Bleeding Gums and Hiv...Please help

Posted by terrifiednFla, 1 Reply
I have been engaging in performing oral sex for many months on different men with HIV status unknown. None of which ejaculated in my mouth. But after what im feeling I am fearful that i have contracted HIV. I tasted blood in my mouth and had... Read more »

Obsession Continues - Mouth/Gums

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
1) If I had an aphthous ulcer in the mouth, would I be able to tell? Is it painful?

2) At the back of my gums (on the side where the tongue is) I have red lines of capillaries, rather thick, going from teeth to tongue. What are they? Can someone... Read more »

gums

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a low risk encounter 2 months ago when a sexworker bit my lip while kissing. I tested negative at 34 days. I just wanted to answer a question. I noticed that my gums are inflamed, so i decided to start brushing them constantly, so one day i... 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 »