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Sore Gums A Sign Of Thrush

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sore gums

I am HIV positive male, 27 but not on meds. I recently brought a new electric toothbrush which I used on the back of my mouth. I think I pressed too hard and my gums where I brushed have been extremely tender for tender for ten days now and are...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Soft bristle brushes are recommended for gum/tooth hygiene. Use of medium/hard bristle brushes often can irritate gums even in HIV- persons. Gum disease is more common in HIV persons (can develop gingivitis which may require more specific... Read more »

Oral thrush = HIV true or false?

Dear Dr BobDoes oral thrush mean I have HIV? - sounds silly doesn't it...but I'm a... Read more »

can hiv transmission from oral and kissing with sore gum

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Study Links Acid Produced From Gum Disease With HIV

A recent study conducted by researchers in Japan found that an acid produced in the mouth because of gum disease might promote the progression of HIV, AFP/ Yahoo! News reports. According to the researchers, the study, which will be published in... Read more »
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Candidiasis (Thrush)

What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast (or fungus)... Read more »
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Oral Candidiasis (Thrush)

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Sexually-Transmitted Infections for HIV-Positive People

STDs (sexually transmitted disease) that cause ulcerations (sores on the skin, including on or inside the genitals, mouth, or rectum) can dramatically increase the risk of picking up HIV, due to the fact that ulcers and open sores provide an easy... Read more »
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question guys. Is Chronic Thrush a sign of early H

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Guys

I have chronic oral thrush as well as thrush down below. Had it for 5 weeks. Doctor says i must have got it from the girl i have been seeing for the last ten months. Took 6 months of seeing her (unprotected sex) for this to happen though and... Read more »

Is thrush a sign of ARS infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have had thrush now for about a week. Should I test for hiv or ARS or could it be somethingelse? Not really worried just curious.

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MOUTH SORES

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Would like to know if anyone can tell me if its possible to have only 1 symptom of hiv such as sore gums with white spots for more than 3yrs with no other symptoms. or after that long would i be showing more than just this

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ORAL THRUSH

Posted by Anonymous
Hi folks! I've noticed in the past that a lot of people out there were concerned about having oral thrush after seeing a white coating on the tongue!

After checking out the symptoms on www.drkoop.com, here's what you should be experiencing if you... Read more »