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Is Gum Pain An Early Symptom Of Hiv

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Gum wasting at early stage

Hello Graeme. I had a low risk experience 10 weeks ago (Received oral). I have noticed my gums seem to be disappearing. I can see the teeth in the gums. Is this a sure sign that im hiv +. Please help me I really need an answer for this. I...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
I refered this to another forum as this is not in my realm of expertiseRegardsGM... 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... Read more »

Dry , crusty runny nose for a month and dry mouth problem, is it a early hiv symptom

Hi, Last winter i was not able to breathe and had my throat was swollen showed the ent doctor who... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Symptoms

Early Symptoms Many people will not have any symptoms when they first become infected with HIV. They may, however, have a flu-like illness within a month or two after exposure to the virus. This illness may include Fever Headache Tiredness... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV Treatment Series: Early Intervention for Metabolic Complications of HIV

Today HIV management in the developed world is not just about clobbering the virus. It's about whole health and improved quality of life. Simpler medication regimens and symptom management are not the only priorities. HIV treatment now includes... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Diagnosis

Because early HIV infection often causes no symptoms, a healthcare provider usually can diagnose it by testing blood for the presence of antibodies (disease-fighting proteins) to HIV. HIV antibodies generally do not reach noticeable levels in the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Early Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy Improves HIV Survival Rates, Study Says

The New York Times on Thursday examined a study that found asymptomatic HIV-positive people who delayed antiretroviral treatment until their disease reached an advanced stage faced higher mortality rates than those who initiated treatment... Read more »
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Oral Sex Bleeding Gums and Hiv...Please help

Posted by terrifiednFla, 1 Reply
I have been engaging in performing oral sex for many months on different men with HIV status unknown. None of which ejaculated in my mouth. But after what im feeling I am fearful that i have contracted HIV. I tasted blood in my mouth and had... Read more »

Ur Stories on Early HIV Symptoms.

Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
Hello to all,

I would really appreciate it if some of you out there would share your stories with me about your experience with ARS (early symptoms) before you were diagnosed HIV +. What type of symptoms did you have? How long after your exposure... Read more »

Early HIV symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've had weird symptoms for the last month (more intense the last two weeks).

They started with itching and then came a huge headache (constant with front and back of the head), pain in my neck, a little bit of diarrhea (gone now), a white tongue... Read more »

Obsession Continues - Mouth/Gums

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
1) If I had an aphthous ulcer in the mouth, would I be able to tell? Is it painful?

2) At the back of my gums (on the side where the tongue is) I have red lines of capillaries, rather thick, going from teeth to tongue. What are they? Can someone... Read more »