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Hiv Gingivitis Treatment

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Anti-HIV Meds & Gingivitis/Periodontitis

What is the current information on which anti-hiv drugs, if any, cause or aggravate gingivitis or periodontitis? I'm currently on Viracept and Trizivir....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Gingivitis and periodontitis are common on the general population and perhaps more common and severe in HIV+ persons. In my experience gum problems usually get better with effective HIV treatment including with the drugs you are taking. Even more... Read more »

LGE versus conventional gingivitis

How is LGE differentiated from conventional gum disease? I noticed that I was not brushing (or... Read more »

Gingivitis and HIV

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HIV Treatment 101

Forget what you've heard about treatment for HIV. HIV treatment in 2009 is a world away from what it was even two years ago. Important new medications and older, proven medications can now be taken less frequently with reduced side effects. ... Read more »

New Integrase Inhibitor Tivicay (Dolutegravir) Approved for Treatment of HIV by FDA

On Aug. 12, Tivicay (dolutegravir) was approved as a first-line and second-line HIV treatment option, according to a news release by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) . Tivicay is an integrase inhibitor taken as a once-daily pill. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brazil Expands Its Anti-AIDS Program

Brazil will expand its free HIV treatment program to include people who have a CD4 cell count of 500 or less, Ronaldo Hallal of the Health Ministry's STD department announced on Wednesday. At least 35,000 more patients will benefit from Brazil's... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Record 34 Million Living With HIV as Treatment Cuts Deaths: UN

About half of those eligible for HIV treatment are now receiving it, UNAIDS reported Monday. In sub-Saharan Africa, the number of people in treatment jumped 20 percent between 2009 and 2010 -- the world's most dramatic increase in access. Treatment... Read more »
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hiv gingivitis

Posted by Anonymous
has anyone here had the linear erythema gingivtis or red band gingivitis at what point in the infection did it occur i had this occur 7 yrs after infection and im not really sure this is red band gingivitis could u tell me if anyone here has had it... Read more »


Posted by LynnB, 4 Replies
Well I went to my dentist today and they did a measurment of my gums and determined that I have gingivitis. I have had a risk of hiv and tested negative at 4, 7.5 and 12 weeks. I have also read that gingivitis is a early symptoms of hiv. So my... Read more »

Oral sex and gingivitis?

Posted by grcboy28, 2 Replies
I have a new girlfriend. We've been dated now for about 3 mos. We always use condoms and so far none has broken. I found out that she has had a few partners in the past, about 15. I may be a little reserved but that seemed like a lot to me. ... Read more »

Community Member Sought for HIV Treatment Guidelin

Posted by Anonymous
Community Member Sought for HIV Treatment Guidelines Panel

The Panel on Clinical Practices for Treatment of HIV Infection is seeking nominations for a community representative to serve a 3-year term on their Adult Guidelines Panel. The ideal... Read more »