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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....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV+ persons have an increased rate of gum disorders. You should 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... 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 »

HIV bleeding gums and passionate kissing

If you have bleeding gums after bushing your teeth and 30 minutes to an hour later the blood has... Read more »
Articles
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 »
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 »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Ireland: Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) Continue to Soar

This article was reported by the Belfast Telegraph . The Belfast Telegraph reported that effective HIV treatments may be responsible for climbing sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Northern... 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 »

BANDS ON GUMS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I NEED HELP I HAVE SOME BANDS ON MY GUMLINES IN A FEW PLACES THAT ARE PINKISH MAYBE RED I CANT TELL. COULD THIS HIV I HAVE HAD 2 TEST AFTER 4 YRS OF LAST EXPOSURE BOTH NEG I FEEL GREAT OTHERWISE PLEASE GIVE ME SOME INPUT. SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT HIV... 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 »

Gum symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was neg at 85 days 3 mos ago. Now developing white rings below gums on inside of lower front teeth. Is this a symptom of possible infection. Haven't seen anything on this posted. Thanks.

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