HIV Oral Lesions
Jul29

HIV Oral Lesions

Though it can go undetected for several years, one of the earliest symptom of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus is HIV oral lesions. Note that even though oral lesions aren’t necessarily proof of HIV, anyone who notices persistent oral lesions should get themselves tested for the virus, because a compromise of the immune system could be preventing normal treatments from taking effect. Oral lesions can be quite uncomfortable but you can still be confident with your smile when you receieve its proper treatment. Even without visible symptoms, regular testings are generally encouraged as early treatment can prevent these symptoms from breaking out.

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When do HIV mouth sores appear?
Apr14

When do HIV mouth sores appear?

When you are infected by HIV, there are many symptoms that can be attached to the infection as it gets worse. Even though some people may know their status early enough, others may wait until the symptoms are very clear before the test.  Symptoms like mouth sores are very common which may lead to minor mouth injury and bleeding. These are indications that the body’s immune system is getting weaker and vulnerable. But when do HIV...

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HIV gums: What they look like and how to treat them
Apr14

HIV gums: What they look like and how to treat them

Severe immunosuppression in patients affected with HIV may be at risk of developing specific HIV gum disease. HIV gums commonly suffer from linear Gingival Erythema (LGE) which appears with redness on the gum line. This, however, should not be confused with normal gingivitis or sores in the mouth. Symptoms of Linear Gingival Erythema • Redline on the gum – This redline appears in the areas where the gum and teeth meet. • Painful...

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General HIV Symptoms in Child
Apr10

General HIV Symptoms in Child

HIV has been declared as one of the world’s worst diseases that can easily kill. Children in their innocence state are equally vulnerable when it comes to HIV infections and must be tested and monitored closely. When a child is infected, early identification of the infection can go a long way. Their lives can be supported through medication and good diet to make sure they are healthy and reduce on the extreme cases. Some of the...

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