Your mouth may be first sign of HIV infection.

It is important to maintain good oral hygiene while managing your HIV infection.

  1. Five Oral Signs of HIV
  2. Dental problems associated with HIV/AIDS
  3. HIV/AIDS and Oral Effects

What to look for:

  • White plaques on the inside of your mouth- cheeks, tongue, the roof of the mouth
  • Ulcers
  • Bruising on the roof of your mouth
  • Redness of your gums around your teeth
  • Swollen, puffy gums, foul odor, bad taste in your mouth

Need Dental Care: Michigan offers a program that covers the cost of dental care for HIV/AIDs patients. Check out the Michigan Dental Program to see if you qualify