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Has Anyone Experienced Dental Problems In Dealing With HIV. I Have Lost Almost All My Original Teeth Over The Last 3 Years

Has Anyone Experienced Dental Problems In Dealing With HIV. I Have Lost Almost All My Original Teeth Over The Last 3 Years

A myHIVteam Member said:

There is bone loss associated with some of the older cocktails. Ask you provider, and research what you’ve taken in the past. I believe there is a class suit against some of them. Hope that helps.

posted about 3 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I don’t know if it’s relevant, and you no doubt know already, but there are class action suits in the US for patients who were on Truvada.

posted about 2 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Michael,
Sorry I’m just seeing this.
In answer to your question about your loosing teeth.
Yes all medications can cause your mouth to get dry and so your good saliva isn’t there. Most of us being on more than one medication for HIV, Depression, Anxiety, BP meds, ect. Most of us will loose some teeth.
Also yes Meth is a killer of teeth. Smoking it, it’s drying out your mouth and getting in between your teeth, much like smoking cigarettes, if someone is using the injection method that goes right into your bloodstream and right into your gums.
Yes I do speak with some authority because cigarettes and meth are part of my story and yes I have lost some teeth.
We just can’t havs any of our vices without having to pay the reaper.... Dammit. 😱

posted almost 3 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Been experiencing a lot of toothache, but luckily haven’t lost any teeth...

posted almost 3 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Truvada and Complera cause my tooth loss I believe Im in the class action lawsuit but have to fill out forms They ask the dates I used the medication! I have no idea they just switched my medicine and I went with it I never thought I better write down the dates I started to take them. So I don't know how Im going to fill out all the forms

posted almost 2 years ago
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