The spread of HIV infection in Asian countries is a major concern that is still showing a rising trend (1). This article reviews the literature on the role of oral sex in the transmission of STIs and the corresponding clinical presentations. The concomitant occurrence of dry mouth is not an uncommon cofinding. Oral lesions can occur 1,2. The main symptom of oral infection is inflammation of the mucosa of the cheek and gums known as acute herpetic gingivostomatitis which occurs within 5 10 days of infection. Does that correlation sound familiar to anyone? The oral presentations reflect the underlying immune status of the patient.
These manifestations were compared with HIV +ve children not receiving HAART and HIV –ve children to find manifestations with statistical significance. It is very important for people who wear partials and/or dentures to treat these appliances when they have candidiasis. Currently, it is the fourth-leading cause of mortality worldwide. AIDS, caused by HIV, is presently considered as one of the most dreadful diseases affecting human kind. Because of its nature as a socio-psycho-economical problem, HIV infection and AIDS is one of the major threats in life. Clinical stage C and lower CD4 count may be useful predictors for HIV, with greater prevalence of oral manifestations. Therefore, identification CMV-infected oral ulcers should be referred to a physician by examination for the systemic disease. Long-term HAART therapy causes pigmentation, xerostomia and angular cheilitis but is taken up quite well by the patients.
4. All three of these common forms may appear in one individual. Stomatitis ulcerosa or Scorbutus – The oral manifestation of scurvy in children. Balthesen M, Dreher L, Lucin P, Reddehase MJ. Current treatment of mucositis is palliative, although animal studies suggest that topical or parenteral cytokine therapy with TGF-β3 and IL-11 may provide mucosal protection from the direct stomatotoxic effects of chemotherapeutic agents. Butt FM, Vaghela VP, Chindia ML (2007) Correlation of CD4 counts and CD4/CD8 ratio with HIV-infection associated oral manifestations. Almost three quarters (71%) reported that there was no need to treat HIV positive patients differently from HIV negative patients.