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Is Bleeding Gums A Symptom Of Hiv

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What Is AIDS?

...system. Healthy people have between 500 and 1,500 CD4 cells in a milliliter of blood. Fact Sheet 124 has more information on CD4 cells. Without treatment, your CD4 cell count will most likely go down. You might start having signs of HIV disease like fevers, night sweats, diarrhea, or swollen lymph nodes. If you have HIV disease, these problems will last more than a few days, and probably continue for several weeks. How Do I Know if I...
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Gums bleed and I performed anilingus on someone that is HIV+

Hi,I believe I asked a question close to this before, but I didn't make clear that my gums bleed often and are very sensitive. i performed aniligus on a partner that we found out later has HIV.. I only used my tongue and we we didn't do anything...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Whether you should be or should not be worried may not be the relevant point here. You clearly already are worried. The bottom line is always: if you feel you've placed yourself at risk for HIV, get a single HIV-antibody test at the three-month... Read more »

wet kiss

Dear Dr, 1 year before i had wet kiss one hiv positive women.after one month i have symptom fever, dry cough. this symptom hiv infected to me?after one year i tested elisa is negative.is reliable elisa test?pls tell me about the wet kiss.
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...there was one case of HIV transmission when both individuals were engaging in deep kissing, had severe gum disease and active gum bleeding and one of the individuals had HIV. Even more reassuring for you is that you had an HIV test and it came... Read more »

Re: Deep Throat

Hello doctor Bob deep throat here. I just want to thank you for setting my mind at ease and putting my fears into perspective. Besides the valuable information you share your wit and humorous responses make for pleasurable reading even though the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...theoretically possible that brushing your teeth before oral sex could increase transmission risk if you traumatize your gums (bleeding gums). Similarly if his trouser snake did traumatize the back wall of your throat, the transmission risk could... Read more »

Bleeding gums, Herpes, and HIV

I am an HIV+ male with CD4 counts of 500+ and a low viral load who is not on medication.I have had problems with dry and receding gum line all my life. Periodically, this causes bleeding and pain that must be addressed by a competent dental...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...important to let your dental health care professionals know your status. This will enable the providers to look for signs and symptoms of HIV infection which may appear in your mouth. There are specific periodontal (gum) problems associated with... Read more »
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Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...butreal risk. Tips for Safer Oral Sex Oral sex is more risky if you or your partner have an untreated STD, badoral hygiene (bleeding gums, ulcers, gum disease), or take ejaculate (cum) inthe mouth. There are things you can do to reduce the... Read more »
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Symptoms?

Posted by MEguy, 2 Replies
... I know I need to get tested, but have to say am very nervous about going. I guess my question is: Are bleeding gums a symptom of HIV or any other STD?? Thanks Read more »

Exhausted, Confused, and Angst Ridden.

Posted by yoshimi2, 2 Replies
...bleeding gums, urine infections, thrsh: feelig sticky all over; a dry cough; and sebborec dermatitis (cradel cap). All are clasic hiv symptoms. I have had three hiv tests, after the six month period, all are negative. My doctor says that the... Read more »

Please help!!!! Uprotected oral and bleeding gums

Posted by boogen52
...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 gums or gum disease which is something that terrifies me to no end. I found out later on that she had been a... Read more »

My bad, read it tho, gums were bleeding

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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