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Hiv And Tooth Problem

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Problems with tooth and gums

Hi. I am hiv+ for 10 years. Am 30 years female, had up and downs with my hiv, today my vl is lower then 25 copies and cd4 around 800 (and that is after getting stevens johns ).Any way- for the past 5 years my toothand gums became impossible. have...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If your general dental hygiene (gum care, no smoking) and nutrition is OK then it may be tough to easily fix your dental problems. You don't mention which HIV meds you are on. None of the usual drugs clearly has been linked to a high rate of... Read more »

Tooth problems and Parotid gland Issues

Hi, I have been going to the doctor for a few years now since being diagnosed with meningitis and... Read more »

Tooth cavities, oral sex, and HIV transmission

I was told once that if you have a cavity in a tooth or had a filling that came out of a tooth and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Smoking Crack May Speed Up HIV Course in Women

A new study concludes, "Use of crack cocaine independently predicts AIDS-related mortality, immunologic and virologic markers of HIV-1 disease progression, and development of AIDS-defining illnesses among women." The subjects of the research were... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Miami Herald Examines Research on Crack Users and HIV

The Miami Herald on Tuesday profiled the efforts of two researchers at hospitals in Atlanta and Miami to break the "grim cycle" in which crack users engage in risky sexual behavior, become HIV-positive and transmit the virus to others. Lisa... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Surviving Addiction, an Advocate Finds Her Voice

Melanie Paul, supportive housing coordinator at AFC. (AFC Photo -- Ed Negron). "So, I was homeless and living in a crack house in Gary, Indiana." Today, Melanie Paul is a bright, professional and committed supported housing services coordinator... Read more »
Body Positive

The Illumination of Shadows: A Personal Account

A graduate degree was tucked in my pocket when I gritted my teeth and returned to Anaheim, California in October 1985 to start a second career. I had been invited to join a team of two and help develop the infrastructure for a new historical museum.... Read more »
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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.

worriedsic Read more »

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 »

HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months and months....i'm... Read more »

I hope my throat problem is anxiety not HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have been worrying sick about HIV, but I havent had any kind of sex, shared needles, or had a transfusion. My throat feels life the sides rub together when I swallow. If I drink milk or water it helps go away for a while. It is not the "lump in... Read more »