|dry mouth and tongue sores
Apr 24, 2000
Dr, i had a in encounter about a year ago now .
I've been tested for hiv fives in 10 months time , All
were negative. But i'd say about 6 months in to the last
few tests I've been get tongue sores on the tip of my tongue
there white with a red halo , I also have really bad dry
mouth in the morning when waking up . This has been for about
four months now , In the meantime i've tested again .Worried
that they are a cause of hiv , it came back negative .But I
they keep coming off and on . I've never gotten this before
, my question would be is that at 6 months time plus more
when have this wouldn't my body be making antibodies to fight them off if it was result of hiv? i'm at 91/2 months
with negative tests ,should i test again ?
Response from Dr. Reznik
As you know, it is impossible to offer an accurate diagnosis via this forum, but what you have described sounds very much like recurrent aphthous ulcerations (RAU). One of the factors which has been associated with RAU is stress. Whereas we do see aphthous ulcerations in people living with HIV/AIDS, these are commonly seen in the general population as well. Would I recommend another diagnostic test based on the information you have offered: no.
Hope this helps!
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