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Hiv And Gums

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HIV and gums

I am HIV+ been diagnosed for a year now. Over the past 2 years (and before being diagnosed with HIV) I have had all my teeth removed with new crowns. I am on Aptripla. Just recently I have not been able to brush my teeth without gums bleeding. It's...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...inform your dentist about your HIV status in order to allow him/her to figure that factor into how to approach your bleeding gums. In some cases may need antibacterial rinses or antibiotics if active gingivitis or localized infections. Also need... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Links Acid Produced From Gum Disease With HIV

...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 the March... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

... Tips for Safer Oral Sex Oral sex is more risky if you or your partner have an untreated STD, badoral hygiene (bleeding gums, ulcers, gum disease), or take ejaculate (cum) inthe mouth. There are things you can do to reduce the risk associated... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and the Mouth

... How Does HIV Affect the Mouth? Don't Ignore Mouth Problems! What Are the Signs of HIV in the Mouth? The Bottom Line How Does Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...difficult for blood or sexual fluid to get into your body. Be aware of your body and your partner's. Cuts, sores, or bleeding gums increase the risk of spreading HIV. Rough physical activity also increases the risk. Even small injuries give HIV... Read more »
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Gum Disease and Powerade situation

Posted by livenow, 3 Replies
...accidentally drank from the friend's bottle. I spit the drink out immediately. Is it possible that I could have contracted HIV from this man if his gums were bleeding, seeing as how I had a cut/bump at the very top of my gums? Would the... Read more »

gums

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 brushed my gums like 4 times. Could... Read more »

Please help!!!! Uprotected oral and bleeding gums

Posted by boogen52
...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 gums or gum disease which is something that terrifies me to no end. I found out later... Read more »

what does this mean ???

Posted by readthis, 3 Replies
...United Kingdom: Missed Opportunities for Diagnosing Primary HIV Infection February 11, 2008 The researchers undertook the current study to determine the extent to which primary HIV infection Read more »