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A 27-year-old male asked:

Tender, bleeding gum for 6 days even by touching with tongue. what's the difference between symptoms of gingivitis and hiv that shows on gum ? thanks

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 10 years experience
Open sores: gingivitis is an inflammation of the gum tissue. If you have open sores, it is most likely not gingivitis. Advise dental visit asap
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
ANUG and HIV: is the acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG), but with more intense bleeding and pain may be seen in necrotizing periodontitis in HIV/AIDS patient. Antimicrobial treatment is recommended. See oral pathologist for diagnosis and management.
Last updated Feb 8, 2016

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