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Thrush And Receding Gums

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Receding gums: should I get tested? Help me!

Hello Dr., I have receding gums and I engaged in French kissing. Later that night, after brushing my teeth, I noticed I had a cut on my gum near my back molar. I didn't see or taste any blood. I've called help lines and I've been told...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I am not sure I will be any more convincing than the hot lines but here goes: you can not get HIV from kissing, French, or otherwise. DW... Read more »

Do receding gums put me at greater risk for infection?

Hi again Dr. Bob - Once again fantastic job. Kudos!! For another 50 to your foundation a few more... Read more »

receding gums and tooth loss with lypodystrophy?

My gums seem to be receding with the loss of facial fat. I am concerned that this will lead to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Gains Ground in Some Asian Countries, Recedes in Others

India has eclipsed South Africa as home to the most people infected with HIV/AIDS in 2005, a UNAIDS report released yesterday found. Last year, India had an estimated 5.7 million infections, compared with South Africa's 5.5 million. However, the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Receding From Castro, HIV/AIDS Spreads in San Francisco's Tenderloin District

Once decimated by HIV/AIDS, San Francisco's gay men now have the highest testing rates and lowest new infection rates of any major US city hard-hit by the epidemic. However, the virus has shifted to the city's most destitute neighborhoods, affecting... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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 »
AIDS InfoNet

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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is this thrush

Posted by Anonymous
i am getting this white stuff in my mouth its not really stuck its not really visible all over i can take my finger and run around my gums and it looks like little stings of skin it comes and goes have any ideas what this could be

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone here know how long after hiv infection that thrush would apear???

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Posted by hello123, 2 Replies
I am wondering if what I am experiencing is thrush. I looked up pictures and it seems like it might be the case. I know you can not go by symtoms, but I would like to know. I have been experiencing pain in the crevice between my bottom gums and... Read more »

Thrush or whatever

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i'm going to see a dentist tomorrow anyway i have this problem, my mouth produces a white mucus which is dense and foamy, it can appear anywhere, near the tonsils, on the upper gums, it is not adhese to the mucosal surface and i can wipe it away... Read more »