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Is Dry Mouth A Sign Of HIV

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dry eyes/dry mouth = HIV?

Dr. Dieterich,I am at a loss. I have been having problems with dry eyes and dry mouth over the past 6 months. My tear production was measured and is 1/2 of what a normal person should produce. I also have a dry mouth which causes discomfort...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...symptom. If really severe, it can be part of the Sicca syndrome which is an autoimmune illness. If you have any worries about HIV, GET TESTED! DTD Read more »

dry eyes/dry mouth = HIV?

Dr. Pavia,I am at a loss. I have been having problems with dry eyes and dry mouth over the past 6... Read more »

HIV+Dry mouth when I sleep

I been hiv+ for about 8yrs and my T-cell is about 800 T-cell and viral load is UD I take... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV and the Mouth

...the Mouth? Several problems with the teeth, mouth and gums can show up in people with HIV. These are discussed below. Dry Mouth and Tooth Decay Candidiasis (thrush) Canker sores (apthous ulcers) Cold sores (herpes simplex)... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nutrition

...liquids is very important when you have HIV. Extra water can reduce the side effects of medications. It can help you avoid a dry mouth and constipation. Remember that drinking tea, coffee, colas, chocolate, or alcohol can actually make you lose... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Crixivan

...malaise (general ill feeling), nausea, diarrhea, stomach pains, loss of appetite, yellowing of skin/eyes, changed skin color, dry mouth/sore throat, taste changes, painful urination, indigestion, joint pain, hives, and liver toxicity. Itchy/dry... Read more »
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Quick Q

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...freaking at this moment, but just would like a quick question answered, at the mnute and for the past few days i have had a really dry mouth all the time, could this be a sign of HIV? had quite a low risk exposure late Oct time. Yet my symptoms... Read more »

dry mouth

Posted by Anonymous
...or four of those i was giving head to precame -- what is the risk of infection this way.... Over the past month I have had dry mouth and coated tounge and am wondering if I could possilby be infected... I worry about it every day non stop -- i... 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 Read more »

hiv +

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...is it common that you keep getting film on your lips and dry mouth Read more »