Gingivitis (gum problems)

This is pain and soreness around the gums often accompanied by bleeding and ulcers. It is often associated with dental caries or other oral infections.

What to do

Local measures to control dental caries are important and include use of mouth washes and brushing teeth regularly and properly. Treatment with antibiotics may be needed to clear up existing gingivitis. Regular visits to the dentist or oral hygienist for check ups, cleaning and general dental advice are helpful as preventative measures. Smoking greatly increases the risk of gum problems as does a diet high in sugary food.

See also: Mouth infections and Mouth ulcers.

Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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