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HIV and the Mouth

Other Oral Conditions of HIV Disease The two most common conditions that may not be caused by an infection include dry mouth and small round mouth sores, called aphthous ulcers . Dry Mouth Dry mouth, or xerostomia , is a common condition in HIV disease that may have a variety of causes. HIV disease itself may cause dry mouth because HIV-related salivary disease causes swollen salivary glands (glands in the mouth that produce saliva, or...
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HIV risk from sharing glasses from an HIV positive with mouth ulcer

Hi Mr. Cordova,I am Monirath from Cambodia. I have a brother who is HIV positive but recently started on anti-retroviral drug. In one event, he developed some mouth ulcer but not really actively bleeding but I am not sure. Then one day, he drank...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi Monirath.Thanks for writing in. HIV is not transmitted this way. The virus starts to die the moment it leaves the human body. In most cases, within a minutes time it becomes unable to infect another person. Two hours later the virus would have... Read more »

HIV thro' mouth ulcer ?

After my meal, I went to the toilet to rinse my mouth. I squirted some hand-soap & proceeded to wash my hands then filled my mouth with tap water & rinsed. When I raised my head I found some left-over blood (certainly not mine) mixed with...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Mouth ulcer,This is a very unlikely scenario. HIV is not that easily transmitted. It is also likely to be killed by soap very easily. However I would never discourage anyone from being tested. If you have ever had sex, then you could be at... Read more »

HIV symptoms in my mouth

Hello Doctor,I have White rings in my mouth with slight red inside. It widens in diameter and then vanishes in 4to 5 days. Some If I brush the red portion gives slight pain. Is it THrush ? I had protected sex with a prostitute 3 months back. Is it a...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Whereas I am unable to give you an accurate diagnosis via this Forum, and suggest that you visit a dentists experienced in oral pathology or oral medicine, what you describe does not sound like candidiasis, but rather geographic tongue.If what you... Read more »

Likelyhood of HIV from bloody mouth

What is the likelyhood that a male can get HIV from oral sex as the receptive partner and the male performing the oral sex has blood in his mouth. Will the virus be neutralized by the saliva? What are the chances of it gettting into the uretha?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The odds are probably small but there was recently presented a well-documented case of transmission by bite and the biter's mouth was bloody from having a seizure. There is no way to quantitate this risk, but it is clearly nor impossible.... Read more »
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HIV Through Open Mouth Kissing

Posted by Charlie505, 2 Replies
I had an open mouth kissing for about 20 secs with a girl of unknown hiv status, after that i am getting back to back mild sore throat and white tounge for 2 months which is still there, i got worried and got 5 hiv test following from 6,8,10,12,and... Read more »

HIV Thro' Mouth Ulcer ?!?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I went to the toilet to rinse my mouth after my meal. I squirted some "hand-soap" from the dispenser, rinsed my hand and filled my mouth with tap water. After spitting, I raised my head & found someone's blood (certainly not mine) mixed with... Read more »

Does anyone has dry mouth and neuropathy early HIV

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
Does anyone here experience persistent dry mouth and throat and white coated tongue and peripheral neuropathy (Burning, stinging, tingling feet and hands which is persistent?

This has occur after 3 months of lowgrade fever and 2 episodes of hives... Read more »

dry mouth

Posted by Anonymous
i'm writing this to ask a question about oral manifestations of hiv infection. I have been fairly sexually active this past year, and back in Feb I had a two day bout of chills with fever and woke up the second day having a night sweat -- fever... Read more »