Updated 22 July 2015

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Preventing opportunistic infections is key to ensure living a healthy life with HIV. Proper oral care is essential to preventing infections.

When suffering from fever blisters, also be on the lookout for signs of secondary infections like a yellow discharge from the lesion: this indicates the need for further treatment.

Regularly rinsing your mouth with salt water will also help prevent oral infections.

Take a look at our HIV/Aids Centre for more information on managing your condition.


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