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Candida: You don't need to be HIV + to have a fungal mouth infection. Other conditions that may lower your ability to fight of fungal infections includes using a steroid inhaler, being immunosuppressed for transplants, autoimmune disorders. Drug side effect of dry membranes (xerostomia) is misdx for this. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Tested hiv( - )after 1.8 yrs of the first and 7 months of the latest exposure. Smoker for 1.8 yrs . having white patches inside mouth? Hiv or smoking
Stop smoking, man: Please do whatever you can to break your slavery to this terrible addiction. Ask your dentist whether the white lesions need to be biopsied. You also need to stop talking and fretting about thinking you have HIV. With your history and testing, you don't. If this is an obsessive thought, ask your physician for a referral to someone who can heal the mind -- you deserve to be happy. ...Read more
Store cashier sneezed into my face. Micro sneeze particles might have gotten in my eyes. Who knows if he had bleeding in his mouth. Hiv pepjustincase?
Yes: Oral sex in general is less risky than some other forms of sex like unprotected anal sex. However there is a risk of HIV transmission and bleeding gums or mouth sores does increase the risk. It is important to use condoms and get tested regularly for HIV if you have had any exposures - even ones you think are low risk. It is better to know your status. ...Read more
I had some symptoms like lymph nods or a kind of herpes on my mouth , my HIV test was negativ after more than 6 month of the risk but I am afraid?
HIV negative: Without knowing exactly what tests were run it is difficult to say for certain, but the overwhelming chance is that you are HIV negative. The lesson is obvious. Only protected sex and only with individuals you "know" well. You can never be sure of honesty when it comes to sex, money, politics and life. Appreciate your concern but think you can relax. Be well. ...Read more
Are Ora quick mouth swap HIV rapid tests efficient/correct when done at 13 weeks post exposure? Is it possible for antibodies to show up after 13weeks
Yes: OraQuick is meant to detect HIV antibodies within a window of 3 months.. However, it may take longer for antibodies to appear. If you are at risk, then repeat the test every 3 months. It will be best to take yourself out of this high risk scenario instead. See a doctor for testing. ...Read more
Fixed catheter and tore glove urine hit little bit of finger then wiped my mouth can HIV transmit?
Hi is there a risk if finger with three day old cut is in contact with mouth saliva hiv positive person ?
No risk, no worry: HIV is rarely if ever transmitted by saliva -- in fact, saliva kills HIV. That's why kissing never transmits the virus, and even oral sex is zero risk or close to it. Certainly saliva contact with skin, even with healing cuts, is zero risk for all practical purposes. Don't worry about it. ...Read more
I have a cavities.. Im kissing open mouth to HIV person.. I don't know she have a gum or disease.. I want to know its risk?
Low risk: There haven't been documented cases of HIV transmission by kissing. There's little of the microbe in saliva and the patient's mucosal antibodies seem to prevent transmission as well. Hopefully she's also under treatment for her hiv, making her less infectious than she would be otherwise. The dental caries don't lead to the bloodstream in any case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaginal fluids on fingers into mouth possible HIV infection. Can it cause severe anemia 4mts or less after risk?
I shared a cigarette with a Thai girl while having sore throat and unsure mouth cuts, if she has mouth sores & HIV is it possible to be transmit hiv?
I just had someone accidentally get urine on my shirt and I wiped my face on my shirt and may have got some in my mouth hepatitis or HIV possibility?
No, but...: No is the real-life answer. That's because although there is a finite theoretical risk everywhere on planet Earth... we in real-life don't worry about catching HIV from lemon water, cucumber water, coffee, tea, clam chowder, Sprite, Pepsi, beer, wine, or any other drink. Enjoy the lemon water. ...Read more
I had a single small red/white bump on soft palate for a couple days and its gone. In HIV mouth sores, would there only be one or would it be more?
More than one likely: There are more than one type or mouth sores usually related to hiv. Most have more to do with being immunosupressed- like candidiasis (ulcers caused by yeast infections), cold and herpetic ulcers as well as leukoplakia ("hairy tounge"). The onset of a single small lesion that has healed is not an indicator that you have contracted hiv. If you are still fearful, the best remedy is testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
LO is 6m old & at the docs she was touching the bin where they put used needles. I then noticed she had blood on hands, face & mouth . Risk of HIV?
How strange: Please let that doctor or his /her office know this promptly. Bottom line is that there are other blood borne pathogens that can be spread when blood products are in the mouth. Was it the doctor or your infant who had the blood in mouth and on face and hands? How did a six month old come in contact with a bin of contaminated materials? ...Read more
I have a sore on my inner lip, and it looks a lot like the HIV mouth sores that I've seen before. I've been super worried all day about it! ?
Suspicious sore?: Regardless the cause... I would advise you to have the sore in your mouth examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP). Any suspicious sore that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated. In the meantime, quit smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was spraying shoes with disinfectant incase of infectious body fluids when i took gloves off disinfectant splashed my mouth hepatitis or HIV risk?
Boy cut his hand n bleeding. Saked his hand due to pain n unfortunately some of his blood flew to my face, eyes and mouth. Is this HIV risk help me?
While shopping a man tslked to me. While talking he spit on my face eyes mouth. Is there HIV risk if his spit contains blood that got on me?
No: There is absolutely no riskGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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