Jul 23, 2001
Hello, After a possible exposure to HIV I developed a apthous sore on the inside of my cheek. I had no other symptoms could this be a sign of ARS? Also, doesn't oral sores during ARS go along with the rash? Also during ARS dont almost all people develop a fever and other symptoms? Please keep up the work you are doing a great service for the community.
| Response from Mr. Kull
Apthous ulcers, commonly known as canker sores, occuring alone, without other symptoms, are probably not indicative of acute retroviral syndrome. Fever, rash, and fatigue are more commonly experienced among people with ARS. ARS is extremely difficult to diagnose in the absence of a risk history and certain diagnostic tests.
Apthous ulcers could have many different causes, many of which are not clearly understood. See my response to "Canker Sores" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Symptoms/Q9668.qna) for more info.
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