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If I have gingivitis can I get HIV from oral?

If I have gingivitis can I get HIV from oral?

Possibly higher risk: Anyone can get HIV from oral sex whether there is gingivitis or not. However, the presence of any mouth sores or infections, such as gingivitis may increase the risk of acquiring HIV infection, in addition to other bacteria and viruses. ...Read more

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Dr. John Francis
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Gingivitis (Definition)

Bacteria in the mouth living in a thin film is called plaque. Plaque that is not removed through brushing can harden and form “tartar”, a hard mineral shell, that brushing can’t remove. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist can remove tartar. When plaque builds on the tartar surface, it irritates and erodes healthy gum tissue. This early stage of gum ...Read more


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Does HIV cause acute necrotizing gingivitis very often?

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Does HIV cause  acute necrotizing gingivitis very often?

HIV and ANUP: Hiv patient has low immunity and thus unable to combat the local microbial activity with low host reaction. As the result, bone loss and necrotizing of the tissue seen in the chronic situation of infection. Acute necrotizing uncerative periodontitis is seen more in HIV since chronic infection will lead straight to attachment loss (periodontitis) with minimal gum inflammation (gingivitis). ...Read more

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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

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

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. ...Read more

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If someone who is HIV positive performs oral sex on you (rimming) and has no clear signs of gum disease or bleeding, can you catch HIV?

If someone who is HIV positive performs oral sex on you (rimming) and has no clear signs of gum disease or bleeding, can you catch HIV?

Condoms help: Oral-anal sex (rimming) has not been proven to transmit HIV, although large trial data is not available, so certainty is not assured. The practice does transmit hepatitis and parasites. Here is a site that gives advice on how to reduce risk for this practice. http://www.poz.com/articles/348_2128.shtml ...Read more

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What are chances of getting hiv from giving oral with no ejaculation in mouth. Has herpes, but no signs at time, and minor gum disease. ?

What are chances of getting hiv from giving oral with no ejaculation in mouth. Has herpes, but no signs at time, and minor gum disease. ?

Low, but not zero: therefore, you should protect yourself using condoms or dental dams to minimise this small risk. If concerned, see your PCP for test. ...Read more

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Can you get hiv if spit from another person accidentally flew into your eye? what if he had a cut in his mouth/gum disease? i could not wash my eyes

Can you get hiv if spit from another person accidentally flew into your eye? what if he had a cut in his mouth/gum disease? i could not wash my eyes

No risk: This is one of those theoretical risks that has never been known to happen. Don't worry about it. Of course if you are otherwise at risk or concerned you could have HIV, get tested. But not because of this event. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has gingivitis and i discovered he has used my toothbrush. Can i get gingivitis or any other gum disease? Also, other than good oral hygiene, what can he do for his gum issues? Thank you.

My boyfriend has gingivitis and i discovered he has used my toothbrush.  Can i get gingivitis or any other gum disease? Also, other than good oral hygiene, what can he do for his gum issues?  Thank you.

Not probable!: Sure, gingivitis and most bacterial issues are transmittable between species however one needs to susceptible. If you are flossing daily, brushing in a vibratory manner at the gum tooth interface, you probably don't have and are not susceptible to gum issues from your boyfriends tooth brush. Think about it...You are kissing the guy ; you're ok! isn't that a more direct means of transmission!. ...Read more

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Get a vaginal irritation thru oral sex with a male partner who has gingivitis or a periodontal infection, what to do?

Get a vaginal irritation thru oral sex with a male partner who has gingivitis or a periodontal infection, what to do?

Very possible: Both tissues are the same, called mucosa it has been shown that these infections and diseases can be transferred through oral sex so make sure your partner is healthy. ...Read more

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Is saliva from a hiv + person that gets in eye a risk if they also have gum disease(?blood)? My client accidentally spits and it gets in mouth/eyes

Is saliva from a hiv + person that gets in eye a risk if they also have gum disease(?blood)? My client accidentally spits and it gets in mouth/eyes

Low risk, but...: Saliva inactivates HIV and not known to transmit it, even when blood is also present. Your risk is exceedingly low, zero for practical purposes. Still, it sounds like maybe you're a dental hygienist or similar. If so, you're supposed to take routine precautions against such exposures, like glasses or goggles--not so much to protect against HIV, but other blood borne viruses, colds, influenza, etc ...Read more

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How do people get gingivitis?

Not brushing: If you do not brush and floss you get build up of plaque and calculus on you teeth this cause you gingiva to become inflamed. This is gingivitis, if untreated it become periodontitis that's when it progresses from the gingiva and effects the supporting bone around the teeth. Your teeth become loose and you can lose them. Do oral hygiene and visiting you dentist every six months is important. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more