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Hiv And Tooth Decay

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HIV and tooth decay

Howdy Doc Daar,I am probably over reacting but I was reading an inactive forum on the Body Website that got me worried about the effect of HIV on tooth decay. Granted all of the questions and responses were from like 6 or 7 years ago, but some HIV...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Thank you for your post.Many years ago there was an association described between HIV infection and gingivitis. I am unaware of any expanation for this. Moreover, I have rarely seen it in the current era of potent antiretroviral therapy. For what... Read more »

tooth decay

I am 47, female and have been on Combivir and Nevirapine for almost 4 years. Is there any... Read more »

Tooth Decay

Why do HIV+ people have more tooth decay? I have this happening to me,my dentist figured out I was... Read more »
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Tooth Decay

Posted by TheLoneRanger, 2 Replies
Look guys, I know I have been told many times that mine was a low risk exposure (protected vaginal w/ condom slip, and receiving unprotected oral). And I've been told that my gingivitis getting worse is not a ARS. But since this started about two... Read more »

Tooth cavity and Oral

Posted by worriedsic, 1 Reply
By the way, I posted the below post about the ARS symptoms.

I wanted to add that I know I had a cavity at the time, so I am not sure how that would affect my risk.

If anyone knows... please chime in, because googling isnt helping me.

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a student - going to OZ in novemeber!!

Posted by Worriedasian, 1 Reply
I have two questions....

Is deep kissing with a decayed wisdom tooth considered to pose any risk for HIV??? Also, before I deep kissed the prostitute...she drank beer by opening the bottle with her teeth, i did not see any visible blood though...

After... Read more »

Braces & HIV

Posted by Edugar67
Hello there!
Thank you for taking time to answer my post. I'll try to be brief at explaining my situation:
The Before:
1) I recently had braces put on my teeth.
2) I attempted to have some sex with a male friend.
3) I gave him oral sex for a minute or... Read more »