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Hiv Related Periodontal Gum Disease

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Hello,Prior to hiv, my gums and teeth were healthy. Now, I am suffering from receding and bleeding gums, large gaps between my teeth, and a loose feeling. I went to two different dentists. One dentist told me that antibiotics aren't...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV infection has been associated with increased gum disease so aggressive management often recommended as well as generally treating the HIV infection. Other factors (smoking, certain meds that dry the mouth out, some illicit drugs such as crystal... Read more »

Did the meds cause periodontal disease

I thought I was exposed to HIV a year ago, so I started taking the meds right away. It left my... Read more »

Anti-HIV Meds & Gingivitis/Periodontitis

What is the current information on which anti-hiv drugs, if any, cause or aggravate gingivitis or... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Links Acid Produced From Gum Disease With HIV

A recent study conducted by researchers in Japan found that an acid produced in the mouth because of gum disease might promote the progression of HIV, AFP/ Yahoo! News reports. According to the researchers, the study, which will be published in... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

How Common Are STDs? STD Prevention and Treatment Bacterial STDs Viral STDs Parasitic STDs STDs Transmitted by Other Means Sequellae of STDs (Possible Complications) STDs and HIV STDs Increase Risk for HIV How HIV Impacts... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet, Lancet Infectious Diseases Publish HIV/AIDS-Related Articles

The most recent issues of the journals Lancet and Lancet Infectious Diseases included articles related to HIV/AIDS issues. Headlines appear below. Lancet "Confessions of a Condom Lover " (Shelton, Lancet , 12/2). "Does the World Need... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Yemen Times Examines HIV/AIDS Surveillance, Discrimination Related to Disease in Country

Although Yemen -- which has recorded 2,431 HIV/AIDS cases -- is considered one of the countries with the lowest number of people living with the disease worldwide, some organizations, including the country's National AIDS Control Program, say that... Read more »
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Gum Disease and Powerade situation

Posted by livenow, 3 Replies
Greetings All,

I recently helped my sister move. She hired a friend she works with to help her. She passed out Powerade bottles to myself, her friend and my husband. Myself and the friend of my sister both had "blue" Powerades. The friend appeared to... Read more »

BANDS ON GUMS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I NEED HELP I HAVE SOME BANDS ON MY GUMLINES IN A FEW PLACES THAT ARE PINKISH MAYBE RED I CANT TELL. COULD THIS HIV I HAVE HAD 2 TEST AFTER 4 YRS OF LAST EXPOSURE BOTH NEG I FEEL GREAT OTHERWISE PLEASE GIVE ME SOME INPUT. SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT HIV... Read more »

Please help!!!! Uprotected oral and bleeding gums

Posted by boogen52
Hi, I'm new here so I'll do my best to write this simple like. I am a 25 year old male who about two months ago was involved in unprotected oral sex recieved from and given to a girl of the same age with unknown HIV/AIDS status. I have bleeding... Read more »

Disease silmilar to Hiv

Posted by mike_7801, 4 Replies
Hi,

After testing out till 4.5 months , i have tested +ve for chlamydia pneumonia ..
Which is also not easily curable as if you read on cpnhelp.org it says it can take years to eradicate the bacteria from the body , and this bacteria is like a retro... Read more »