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Thrush After Biting Worried I Have HIV

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Thrush and HIV Progression

Hi..How likely is it that thrush would be the only symptom a person has for over one year? I have symptoms of cheek biting and two little white strips that run along the sides of my tongue. They can be removed with thorough brushing but they will...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Without trying to alarm the readers of this Forum, many of the initial signs and symptoms of HIV infection do present in the oral cavity first. There has even been discussion in the international arena to use oral opportunistic infections such as... Read more »

Not to worry about thrush with Advair

This is not a question, but an answer. I thought I had HIV because of a diagnosis of Thrush in my... Read more »

Worried about Thrush

Reading some articles, I have found that Thrush is associated with HIV and AIDS, just because a... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinion: "HIV 'Cure' at Risk From Budget Cuts"

"The automatic cuts in federal spending known as sequestration could take a bite out of crucial medical research, such as the recently unveiled study in which a toddler was cured of HIV. The National Institutes of Health, which co-funded the study,... Read more »
The Michigan Messenger

Michigan Lawmakers Decry Case Charging HIV-Positive Man With Terrorism for Biting

A neighborhood tussle in October became an issue of terror when an HIV-positive man was charged with attempted bioterrorism for allegedly biting his neighbor while the two were fighting one another, the Michigan Messenger reports. Several Michigan... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Advocates Stage Protest Following Death of HIV-Positive Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Biting Prison Guard

AIDS advocates on Thursday chanted and staged a mock funeral at the home of a retired judge to protest the 1990 sentencing of an HIV-positive inmate, who died in prison in November 2003, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. About 75 people from... Read more »
Housing Works

While You're Waiting: Could Marriage Equality Stop AIDS?

As LGBT tolerance goes up, new HIV infections go down. While you're biting your fingernails, waiting to find out if New York will legalize same-sex marriage, here's something to consider. Marriage equality could play a significant role in... Read more »
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Thrush or Cheek biting?

Posted by Anonymous
The other day i noticed white marks on my the inside of my cheek. I scraped them and they wiped off with out pain or bleeding. I have been known to bite my cheek. Does marks from biting your cheek wipe off and are they small

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Love Bites and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can sucking on skin to produce Love Bites transmit HIV? Can the skin break by merely sucking hard on them?



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Human Bite and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

I had a bizzare experience. On September 15, 2004, I met a girl for the first time. We were having some conversation inside my car. All of a sudden she licked me a couple of times on my neck and bit me pretty hard on my right arm and made a pink... Read more »

How likely is thrush in HIV- folks

Posted by Anonymous
Hi,
I have noticed a whitish coat over my entire tongue for the past week. I've been reading up on thrush and its typically described as milkish/curdish white patches. I don't have these typical patches any other patches in the mouth, just an even... Read more »