Hiv White Mouth

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...out these frequently asked questions from's "Ask the Experts" forums or this research review from HIV InSite . 3. Your mind is a powerful thing. Your mind can make it seem as if your tongue is covered in the white spots that sometimes indicate thrush , when in fact it's perfectly pink. Your mind can also make you feel tired and lethargic even though you're perfectly well-rested. It can make you break out into rashes,...
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HIV risk-unusual transmission?? (MOUTH TO MOUTH CHAMPAGNE, SAKE, AND SHOTS, 2010))

Two months ago I was at a party where a man grabbed me and transferred champagne from his mouth to mine-which I swallowed. he has quite a reputation and now I can't stop worrying about the HIV risk. I know risk from saliva is low but I've no idea if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation a drunken act from the girl. Well, now I am having all kinds of symptoms. They started 3 days after the encounter. First white spots on my lip (they are painless but have remained for 2.5 months), diarrhea for a few days, possible fever, but... Read more »

White film In Mouth

I was recently diagnosed with HIV. CD4 is about 300 VL 34,000. Just started medication. After I brush my teeth some mornings there is a white film that creates a few minutes afterwards, I can take in off with my hand or a tissue. Can you explain...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...At this moderate level of immune disease (CD4 in the 200-350 range), minor opportunistic infections can occur. White film in the mouth may be a number of things, the two most common being oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL) and oral thrush. You should Read more »

What's going on in my mouth??

Hi Dr. Reznik:I have swollen fungiform papillae and a thin white coating on my tongue. Also, in the morning I wake-up with a white coating covering the inside of my cheeks and lips which fades somewhat during the day. I ocassionally get red spots...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...saliva present to perform normal cleansing and lubricating activities, it is very common to see enlarged papillae as well as a white coating in the mouth. From what you have described here, I do not think there is a pathogen or autoimmune... Read more »

White Material in the Mouth

An acquaintance has a buildup of white matter in his mouth which is visible when he speaks. The white material appears to be paste-like in composition and often leeches into the corners of his mouth and onto his lips. Is this indicative of HIV?
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...Even if the "white matter" in question is diagnosed as pseudomembranous candidiasis (thrush), this condition is not diagnostic of HIV infection. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and the Mouth

...This infection is caused by a fungus (yeast) called Candida. It shows up as red patches on the tongue or roof of the mouth or white lumps that look like cottage cheese that can form anywhere in the mouth. Candidiasis infection can move into the... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...system, HIV targets and infects the same immune system cells that are supposed to protect us from illnesses. These are a type of white blood cell called CD4 cells (sometimes called T-cells). HIV takes over CD4 cells and turns them into... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Your Mouth

...where you live. Options for people with fixed incomesand/or no insurance are limited, but they do exist: Federal Ryan White CARE Act-funded dental clinics: These clinics may beable to provide low or no cost dental care; however there may be... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS? infection that usually affects the eyes, see Fact Sheet 504 ; and Candida, a fungal infection that can cause thrush (a white film in your mouth) or infections in your throat or vagina, see Fact Sheet 501 . AIDS-related symptoms also... Read more »
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