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Teeth Extraction In Hiv Patients

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Tooth extraction

Dear Dr. Reznik. I need one of my teeth to be extracted some time soon (top left 7) and I wonder if a) I should be worried about any complications, b) should I notify my dentist about my new HIV status, and c) any other relevant advise would be...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Dear Anna:There is a great deal of scientific information available which shows that people living with HIV infection and AIDS do NOT have any more complications following dental surgery than those who are HIV negative. We perform over 100... Read more »

T cells after tooth extraction

I got two teeth extracted on March 27 and the dentist prescribed Amoxicillin. I have a doctor visit... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Danish Study Looks at HIV and Meds for Their Effect on Diabetes Risk

The pancreas gland, located in the abdomen, makes the hormone insulin, which helps cells absorb sugar circulating in the blood. As people age, they may gain weight and become less active and their bodies may become less sensitive to the effects of... Read more »
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Members of Congress Launch AIDS Caucus -- but Will It Have Teeth?

The caucus could play a role in passing several pieces of legislation authored by Rep. Barbara Lee, pictured above. Three U.S. representatives launched the country's first-ever congressional HIV/AIDS caucus today. The move could be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Milk Thistle Extract Doesn't Ease Liver Infection

New research has found that a popular alternative therapy may not offer any improvement for people with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Studies suggest up to one-third of people with HCV have tried milk thistle extract, or silymarin, an... Read more »

AIDS Is Older Than I Am: Musings From Generation Y

I'll be 28 years old this summer, which makes me one of the elders of the Generation Y demographic. Here's what that means, in practical terms: I still know all the words to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song. The first celebrity death I... Read more »
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rotten teeth a sign of aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i have several really rotten teeth. does anyone know if this is a sign of aids?

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Loose Teeth

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
HAS anyone heard of somebody getting loose teeth with ringing ears and neuropathy during seroconversion Read more »

Teeth Sensitivity

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
tested negative at 5 months and 6 months via elisa after a possible vaginal exposure. i did use a condom but who knows. Lately I've been having teeth sensitivity and am wondering if it could be hiv??? I have been taking doxyciline/minocycline post... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone out there get cavities all the time? I get probably 10 per year. I brush and floss 2 times per day. I cant stop it. I think it could be because of the hiv. Read more »