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dry mouth - ars ??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
would dry mouth, possibly caused by a viral infection, and starting about 6 weeks after exposure, be a potential ars ? Read more »

Dry Mouth, Thrush?

Posted by TheTyger, 3 Replies
One of the symptoms I experienced was a dry mouth lacking in saliva. My mouth felt kind of sticky and burning. Was this thrush? Or is thrush mainly a bunch of white stuff that resembles cottage cheese on the tongue? Could this have been an oral... Read more »

Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
have been worried of contracting HIV.
I have had unprotected receptive anal sex last August 12, 2011 and i also had protected anal sex on October 12,2011.
On the last week of October, i started to feel chills everyday at night and i have stuffy nose... Read more »

Raspy lungs a sign of ARS????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm still having ARS Symptoms including raspy lungs, cough and dry mouth. I'm to the point I can't sleep at night!!! Are these associates with ARS??? Read more »

Raspy lungs a sign of ARS????

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm still having ARS Symptoms including raspy lungs, cough and dry mouth. I'm to the point I can't sleep at night!!! Are these associates with ARS??? It will be 2 weeks tomorrow for possible exposure... Read more »
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trush, dry mouth and throad

Hi Doctor how are you? i hope u doing welli donate last year $ 100 and i;mgoing todonate again next weekI need your help againI went to hotel with sex worker 7 months ago, i didn't have sex with her i was full clothedI was trying to be very...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worried Well from Toronto,Welcome back to the forum.Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. It would be extremely unlikely that a sex worker would deliberate try to cut a client. Why would they do that? It would be bad for business, right?... Read more »

follow-up on dry eyes/dry mouth

Dr. Pavia,I came across the dry eyes/dry mouth post which peaked my interest. I have read there is a condition in HIV infected individuals which resembles Sjogren's Syndrome entitled DIFFUSE INFILTRATIVE LYMPHOCYTOSIS. It can occur at any CD4...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
You are correct that patients with HIV can get a Sjogren's like syndrome. it is not, however, common, especially early in disease. However, you seem to be concerned that, even though you have tested repeatedly negative, your dry eyes and dry... Read more »

follow-up on dry eyes/dry mouth

Dr. Feinberg,I came across the dry eyes/dry mouth post which peaked my interest. I have read there is a condition in HIV infected individuals which resembles Sjogren's Syndrome entitled DIFFUSE INFILTRATIVE LYMPHOCYTOSIS. It can occur at any...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Thank you for the link to this specific problem-- I am aware of this site. All I can say to you is what's been said many times before-- If you're HIV negative, you're HIV negative. Not everything in medicine fits into a neat place... Read more »

follow-up on dry eyes/dry mouth

Dr. Henry,I came across the dry eyes/dry mouth post which peaked my interest. I have read there is a condition in HIV infected individuals which resembles Sjogren's Syndrome entitled DIFFUSE INFILTRATIVE LYMPHOCYTOSIS. It can occur at any CD4...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sjogrens syndrome as a manifestation of hidden/new HIV infection in the setting of a recent negative HIV antibody test would still be extraordinarily unusual. Dry eyes and joint complaints are common in the general population and can be frustrating... Read more »
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