Frequent aphthous ulcers and styes signs of my hiv progression?
Sep 14, 2012
My cd4 results in March was 592 and viral load undetectable. Since then i suffered from numerous mild infections (cold with a fever,an aphthous ulcer, some stomach-bowel dysfunction,4 styes in one eye)and now i have developed an ugly stye in my other eye and another canker sore (aphthous ulcer) despite my eye and mouth hygiene being thorough. I am afraid that these frequent infections appeared because my cd4 dropped badly. Are this infections signs that my hiv is progressing? Should i expect a very bad drop in my cd4 and could my cd4 dropped in 5 month so bad that i am constantly sick?
Hiv+ for 10 years,usual cd4 around 500,currently i am taking Combivir+Norvir+Telzir this being my second regimen after Combivir+Viracept
Thank you very much.
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
Neither aphthous ulcers nor a stye are necessarily indicators of a declining immune system. The sores could simply be the result of the multiple colds or even something as innocuous as stress. One should be sure that the canker sores aren't related to herpes (as they often can), as there are antiviral medications to treat the later.
I hope that helps, BY
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Chills After Receptive Anal Sex Without Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Itchy Red Spots After Nipple Biting Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Pain In Urethra After Anal Fingering Worried I Have
- Sore On Mouth After Handjob Worried I Have HIV
- Stinging Pain After Receptive Anal Sex Without Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
- After Gonorrhea Treatment If Masturbated Does The Medicine Still Work
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.