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HIV and the Mouth

Other Oral Conditions of HIV Disease The two most common conditions that may not be caused by an infection include dry mouth and small round mouth sores, called aphthous ulcers . Dry Mouth Dry mouth, or xerostomia , is a common condition in HIV disease that may have a variety of causes. HIV disease itself may cause dry mouth because HIV-related salivary disease causes swollen salivary glands (glands in the mouth that produce saliva, or...
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HIV risk from sharing glasses from an HIV positive with mouth ulcer

Hi Mr. Cordova,I am Monirath from Cambodia. I have a brother who is HIV positive but recently started on anti-retroviral drug. In one event, he developed some mouth ulcer but not really actively bleeding but I am not sure. Then one day, he drank...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi Monirath.Thanks for writing in. HIV is not transmitted this way. The virus starts to die the moment it leaves the human body. In most cases, within a minutes time it becomes unable to infect another person. Two hours later the virus would have... Read more »

I may have eaten food already chewed by a person who is HIV positive

A friend has been diagnosed with HIV. He was over for dinner and he had meat left on his plate. I was cutting up the left over pieces to feed to my dog and I ended up eating some if them without thinking. He may have chewed some of those pieces and...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereYes, theoretically there is a very small chance of acquiring HIV infection through eating chewed food. TO my knowledge this has only been seen in infants who had very inflamed gums (likely related to teething) and received food from... Read more »

can i get infected with a hiv poz persons saliva with mouth ulcers

Dear sir,My question might seem to be redundant for you.Sorry for asking it again.Recently i have shared a dish with a hiv poz person(i didn't know her status at that time).we exchanged a spoon almost for 10 times between us.Unfortunately i had...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi Raj,There was no risk of transmission in this situation. Saliva cannot transmit the virus. Period. Even if her saliva came into contact with your ulcers, you would still not be at risk. Your symptoms are not HIV-related. If they continue I would... Read more »

Child Scratched hiv+ person and then put fingers in mouth

So my son scratched an HIV+ friend and then was putting his fingers in his mouth his two lower centrals are coming in. Can he coontract it? The scratch was very small and no blood drew but you could see blood there. I am paranoid he is only 10...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIIn order for HIV transmission to occur there has to be a direct exchange of body fluid. If there was no blood then there was no way for HIV transmission to occur. Also if there were blood, your son would have had to have an open wound in his mouth... Read more »
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injection of hiv from hiv positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was at a party injecting drugs. I shared the needle with 2 other people. Later i found out that the guy i shared the needle with was hiv positive. I know i have to get tested. Is it 100% chance that i am infected since his hiv blood went... Read more »

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Does anyone has dry mouth and neuropathy early HIV

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
Does anyone here experience persistent dry mouth and throat and white coated tongue and peripheral neuropathy (Burning, stinging, tingling feet and hands which is persistent?

This has occur after 3 months of lowgrade fever and 2 episodes of hives... Read more »

HIV Thro' Mouth Ulcer ?!?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I went to the toilet to rinse my mouth after my meal. I squirted some "hand-soap" from the dispenser, rinsed my hand and filled my mouth with tap water. After spitting, I raised my head & found someone's blood (certainly not mine) mixed with... Read more »