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Who Is At Risk For Angular Chelitis

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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...Systemic treatments affect the whole body. Many health care providers prefer to use local treatment first. It puts the medication directly where it is needed. It has fewer side effects than a systemic treatment. Also, there is less risk of candida becoming resistant to the medications. The medications used to fight candida are antifungal drugs. Almost all their names end in "-azole." They include clotrimazole, nystatin, fluconazole, and...
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angular cheilitis and hiv.

Hello doctor.After a possible risk of hiv-infection I developed 5,5 weeks later diarrhea and angular cheilitis.The diarrhea (not severe)lasts for 5 weeks.The angular cheilitis lasts for 7 weeks (going up and down.)I did a hiv-test at 11 weeks:...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...Angular cheilitis is not a symptom of ARS. The condition is frequently seen in the general population for a number of reasons including Read more »

The Verdict

Dr Bob:1. Exposure: Zambian sex worker, vigorous unprotected masturbation with fluid on her hands.2. Symptoms: 1week-headache, burning sensation, nausea, fever; 3 weeks, generalised burning in lymph nodes and enlargement of inguinal and neck nodes;...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello L,Dr. Bob's verdict is that L. Abrat is HIV-negative based on very low potential risk, negative antibody and PCR-DNA tests at 12 months, and symptoms not consistent with HIV disease. Not only is that Dr. Bob's verdict, Read more »

Angular Chelitis or Chapped lips?

Hi Dr. Feinberg,I have recently been having problems with minor cracking at the corners of my mouth. I have read this can be caused by a fungal infection and is called Angular Chelitis and occurs much more frequently in HIV+ people. However, in my...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Angular cheilitis is just cracking at the corners of the mpouth. Most often this is due to candidiasis, a fungal infection, but it can Read more »

angular chelitis

How long does it take for angular chelitis to clear up? What is it caused by?
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
It is usually due to a fungal infection and with appropriate treatment it takes about a week or so to resolve. Read more »
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The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...don't have sex, many senior women aresexually active and some are injection-drug users. Older women can actually beat greater risk for HIV infection then younger women with the same behaviorsbecause they have thinner vaginal walls and other... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

It is safest to use a new, sterile syringe and equipment (including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...done to assess the risk of HIV infection from specific types of exposure to HIV. These calculations only give a general idea of risk. They can tell you which activities carry a higher or lower risk. They cannot tell you if you have been infected.... Read more »
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Deep Kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...deep kissing a girl in advanced hiv status, since that exposure that someone said theres now risk i have been with candidiasis, angular cheilitis, pains in the gums, all my life as ended, or almost ended, i tested negative after 2 months but the... Read more »

Symptoms?

Posted by xyz76, 1 Reply
...I am having a persistent mild sore throat, dry mouth and angular chelitis for almost two weeks since I have had sex a co worker of mine. I do not know her status. I do not have any weakness Read more »

SCARED, VERY SCARED

Posted by Anonymous
...been a lip biter, teeth grinder/clencher and wear alot of lipstick. I was researching this on the internet and came across "angular chelitis" which may be a symptom of HIV. My only risk is oral sex that I performed almost 11 years ago.. I've... Read more »

Angular cheilitis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Could angular cheilitis in both sides of mouth be a syntom of HIV Read more »