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Hiv On Teeth

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Is there a link between hiv and teeth grinding?

Hi Shannon,Pretty straightforward question. Is there any link between hiv and teeth grinding/bruxism? I know certain medications can cause this as a side effect however I am more curious about hiv and teeth grinding not as a side effect of...
Shannon Southall

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HiI have not heard of anything that this is a risk for HIV transmission. HIV transmission occurs when there is a direct exchange of body fluid. Grinding of teeth would not create a circumstance for transmission.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

HIV/HIV Drugs Antidepressants Killing My Teeth

I have been seeing my dentist for the last 6-7 years. I am HIV poz and have developed major oral... Read more »

Wisdom teeth removal and hiv risk

I recently had my wisdom teeth removed through oral-dental surgery. 2 weeks after my operation, I... Read more »
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Members of Congress Launch AIDS Caucus -- but Will It Have Teeth?

The caucus could play a role in passing several pieces of legislation authored by Rep. Barbara Lee, pictured above. Three U.S. representatives launched the country's first-ever congressional HIV/AIDS caucus today. The move could be... 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 »

HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: Up Close & Personal - Cathy Olufs

Through much of her youth, Cathy Olufs felt indestructible. In spite of risky sex and years of crack cocaine use, Cathy thought she wasn't at risk for HIV. "Like a lot of other women, I thought that I wasn't at risk because I was heterosexual. I... 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 »
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rotten teeth a sign of aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i have several really rotten teeth. does anyone know if this is a sign of aids?

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Teeth Sensitivity

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
tested negative at 5 months and 6 months via elisa after a possible vaginal exposure. i did use a condom but who knows. Lately I've been having teeth sensitivity and am wondering if it could be hiv??? I have been taking doxyciline/minocycline post... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone out there get cavities all the time? I get probably 10 per year. I brush and floss 2 times per day. I cant stop it. I think it could be because of the hiv. Read more »

Loose Teeth

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
HAS anyone heard of somebody getting loose teeth with ringing ears and neuropathy during seroconversion Read more »