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HIV-Positive Patients' Discussion of Oral Health With Their HIV Primary Care Providers in Miami, Florida

During the course of their infection, more than 90 percent of persons living with HIV will have at least one oral manifestation of HIV disease. Given this prevalence, and the fact that clinically significant manifestations of oral disease may affect ...

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The Importance of Dental Care

Oral health is very important. It is a crucial aspect of maintaining general health. Unfortunately, this is a topic that does not get as much attention as it should in HIV health care. According to a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Health...

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Important Dental Update

Have You Been to the Dentist Lately?

If you are living with HIV/AIDS, getting regular dental care is very important to maintaining your overall health!

There are more than 350 types of bacteria in your mouth. Because your immune system fights bacte...

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Dentist Comes Out of Retirement to Treat HIV-Positive Patients

Dr. Frank Green is giving some Chattanooga-area residents a reason to smile. The 79-year-old dentist came out of retirement last year to treat HIV-infected people who need dental care. Health care officials said Green is the only dentist willing to s...

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Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

Can one develop this condition 2 weeks after possible exposure to HIV?

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WHATS UP WITH MY MOUTH

HI. PLease help. 2 questions. My first question is that I have a grainy texture feeling all throughout my mouth , I dont see any white spots or hairy lekoplakia(sp), but I have this weird grainy feeling. I have asked my Dr. who didn't see anything, b...

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Red Line Under Some Teeth

Dear Dr. Feinberg, Could you please answer this question in the absence of Dr. Reznik? (Because it is about oral manifestations of HIV.) Is mild red band gingivitis (linear gingival erythema) a definite sign of HIV? Does it occur in HIV-negative peop...

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Treatment for Angular Chelitis

Hello Dr. Feinberg, Last week I notice that the corners of my mouth were looking weird; they were cracking. The next day I got a cold sore on my lip and I began to think that it had something to do with what was happening to the corners of my mouth. ...

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Yeast Infection?

My brother has had a problem with a white patch on the side of his tongue. He has been to two doctors and they thinks it is a yeast infection or thrush. Both times he has been treated with antibotics but the spot is still there.Could they be treating...

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hairy leukoplakia

I was just diag'd hiv pos. I think I have hairy leukoplakia. I am worried that this may indicate a late stage diag. of hiv. Is this true or can be an early sign as well?