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Hiv Symptoms In Oral Cavity

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Tooth cavities, oral sex, and HIV transmission

I was told once that if you have a cavity in a tooth or had a filling that came out of a tooth and you were engaging in oral sex and HIV infected seman got into that cavity you could contract HIV. Is this a possiblity?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

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Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. A cavity in a tooth is not normally a direct access to the bloodstream, so having a cavity will not normally increase your risk for HIV during oral sex. However gum disease is another matter. If you have gum disease,... Read more »

hiv and nasal cavity

hi ive been an avid reader of this website. im 18 and gay. i just wanna ask a question. i have... Read more »

Oral Cavities and HIV

Are HIV-positives more likely to have oral cavities when their CD4 count is low, especially below... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

A Three-Course Meal -- 1. Appetizer: You, Food and HIV

Why This Guide Is Important For You The saying goes: You are what you eat. The good news is that nutrition is in your hands -- and in your mouth. Good nutrition can keep you healthy and decrease your chances of getting other chronic diseases.... Read more »

The Odd Couple: HIV and Bacteria

There are more than a thousand types of bacteria thatlive in our bodies -- on our skin, in our mouths, andin our gut. Of those bacteria, only 50 are known to beharmful. The rest, what we will call "healthy bacteria",have important roles in the body... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and the Mouth

How Does HIV Affect the Mouth? Don't Ignore Mouth Problems! What Are the Signs of HIV in the Mouth? The Bottom Line How Does HIV Affect the Mouth? In the early years of the HIV epidemic, dentists were often the first health... Read more »
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 »
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Tooth cavity and Oral

Posted by worriedsic, 1 Reply
By the way, I posted the below post about the ARS symptoms.

I wanted to add that I know I had a cavity at the time, so I am not sure how that would affect my risk.

If anyone knows... please chime in, because googling isnt helping me.

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Posted by elmarto, 1 Reply
hello!!! this is my first post in english so, im very sorry for my bad language.well, this is my story: since mid-March to mid-May Hang out with a girl I will later learn WHICH IS HIV positive. In that period of time we have vaginal sex (maybe 6 to... Read more »

Conditions about symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can someone help me with a mouth question? Early in infection if infected, are oral problems a big sign? Like gingivitis and other conditions, or would they occur later on? I mean its been about 7 weeks to date and i tested negative at 6 weeks,... Read more »

No Symptoms, but Tested POS mouth swab

Posted by Guest8923, 2 Replies
I just need a little encouragement. I took a mouth swab in May 2008 and it was + for HIV. I took a full blood test at my drs office tested neg, i waited 8 months to make sure and tested neg again. I still have anxiety about the pos. I have no... Read more »