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Is Dry Mouth An Early Sign Of HIV

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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 advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you
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Dry Mouth

Can dry mouth occur 5 weeks after infection or is that unlikely?
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...There are many reasons why someone may experience dry mouth, but a manifestation of acute HIV infection is not likely to be one of them. Read more »

dry mouth,thrush,PCP and anxiety

Dear Doctor:I heard that dry mouth is common in people having HIV(I don't mean under medications). I was wondering it happens at the early stage or late stage and if it is because HIV people have thrush. Is dry mouth the first step to develop thrush...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...Dry mouth or xerostomia is a symptom of HIV infection but not something that would be used as a diagnostic tool. There are many reasons Read more »

dry eyes/dry mouth

Dr. Henry,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...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Dry eyes would not be a symptoms of early HIV infection in the setting you described. KH 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
...early in disease. However, you seem to be concerned that, even though you have tested repeatedly negative, your dry eyes and dry mouth mean you are really infected. The answer is that that is incredibly unlikely. Sjogren's like syndrome is a very... Read more »
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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 »
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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement,... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some... Read more »
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HIV and the Mouth

...about. 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... Read more »
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Im Worried That im Infected With Something

Posted by Jaypoc0, 1 Reply
...to early to tell. but i need someone to please shed some light and ease my nurves please Could it be HIV or just the common dry mouth. i dont brush my teath that often if that could cause it. my lips are dry and it feels as if their is always... 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 »

10 Months of Tests, Folliculitis, HELP!

Posted by sotiredofthis, 2 Replies
...with flu-like/cold-like symptoms on flight back to US. Been pretty much sick off and on since then - and worried. Symptoms: dry mouth, folliculitis, pains in mouth/apthous ulcers, pain under right rib, odd skin burning (like dry skin, red -... 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 »