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Medical Term:

HIV gingivitis


Definition: a distinct form of gingivitis in HIV-infected patients; characterized by an intense red linea around the free gingiva that extends 2–3 mm onto the attached gingiva. Affected tissue bleeds spontaneously; may be present even in AIDS patients with good oral hygiene.

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