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Hiv Related Periodontal Disease

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swallon gums

Dear Dr. I am having trouble with my gums being puffy do you think that is due to me taking kaletra or combivir for my hiv problem
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...garden-variety gingivitis, which is what we see in the HIV negative population. I personally do not believe the HIV-related periodontal disease is related to antiretroviral therapy, but rather to viral load and CD4 count. My advice: please visit... Read more »

Periodontal desease & swollen Glands on the face

Hi Doc Vergel; I have had HIV since '86, and also have inherited Periodontal disease, I've gone to... Read more »

Periodontal Disease

I am recently diagnosed positive (3/08) and have severe periodontal problems. Given the number of... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Links Acid Produced From Gum Disease With HIV

...According to study author Kuniyasu Ochiai of Nihon University , butyric acid -- produced by a group of bacteria that causes periodontal disease --hinders an enzyme called HDAC, which blocks HIV from proliferating. Takashi Okamoto, molecular... Read more »
Tennessee Department of Health AIDS Support Services

Testing HIV Positive: What You Should Know

...dental problems get worse. There is a connection between your teeth and a healthy immune system. Some people develop HIV-related periodontal disease which causes tooth and gum loss. Don't spend too much time in direct sun or tanning beds; the... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...your body systems are functioning If you have side effects from the drugs If you are having problems that are not related to HIV Examples of lab tests: complete blood count, blood chemistry (explained in this sheet) The... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...your body systems are functioning If you have side effects from the drugs If you are having problems that are not related to HIV Examples of lab tests: complete blood count, blood chemistry (seesheet called Understanding Lab Tests... Read more »
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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...complaining of Parasthesias other mild neurological symptoms Leg weakness Dry eyes Dry mouth Dry skin Gingivitis Aphtous ulcers Periodontal disease Photosensitivity Floaters Joint paint Generalized swollen lymph nodes Persistant Rashes resistant... Read more »

Free dental?

Posted by Benders, 1 Reply
...I heard you get free dental in the uk if you have the hiv, does anyone know how true this is? Read more »

please experinced people help me :'(

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...4 times) prolonged french kissing, mutual masterbation (twice)with a girl of unknown status (but a high risk group) , i have periodontal disease and chronic gingivitis but no bleeding, her mouth was healthy as i checked it. I inserted 2 to 3... 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 Read more »