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Are Canker Sores A Sign Of Hiv

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Canker Sores and HIV

Doctor, how common are canker sores as an early symptom of HIV infection? I had one encounter of unprotected sex with a female partner. I tested negative for HIV 7 weeks (50 days) after exposure. However, the past two weeks a single canker sore...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Whereas canker sores (aphthous ulcerations) are commonly seen in people living with HIV/AIDS, by no means are they diagnostic of HIV disease. There have been several studies which have looked at seroconversion illness. The results of these studies... Read more »

Canker sores

Hi, are canker sores symptoms of HIV because im having little ones that are reoccuring in my mouth... Read more »

Canker Sores and HIV Infection

I'm at the end of my rope! I've been HIV+ for 5 1/2 years, and have always have very... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Finds Decreased HIV in Circumcised Males Not Caused By Reduction of STI Sores

The decreased incidence of HIV infections in males who were circumcised is not primarily due to a reduction in sores from conditions such as herpes, according to a PLoS Medicine study that analyzed "data from 2 clinical trials including more than... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Sexually-Transmitted Infections for HIV-Positive People

STDs (sexually transmitted disease) that cause ulcerations (sores on the skin, including on or inside the genitals, mouth, or rectum) can dramatically increase the risk of picking up HIV, due to the fact that ulcers and open sores provide an easy... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Learn Why Even Treated Genital Herpes Sores Boost the Risk of HIV Infection

New research helps explain why infection with herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), which causes genital herpes, increases the risk for HIV infection even after successful treatment heals the genital skin sores and breaks that often result from HSV-2. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many U.K. Physicians Missing Early Signs of HIV, Group Says

As many as 50% of early-stage HIV cases are being missed by physicians in the United Kingdom, largely because they overlook symptoms that are flu-like in nature, the National AIDS Trust said recently, BBC News reports. According to NAT, people... Read more »
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Canker sores

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
are canker sores in your mouth a symptom of HIV ? Read more »

Canker soars

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are cankersoars a symptom of hiv?

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CANKER SORE

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
IS HAVING A CANKER SORE IN YOUR MOUTH AFTER 7 DAYS OF CONTACT IS THIS A SYMPTOM OF ACUTE HIV PLEASE HELP Read more »

Cold/Canker Sores

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a quick question about cold and canker sores. I've had 2 cold sores and 1 canker sore in the past year. Does this seem abnormal, and if so are these possible symptoms of HIV. I has one possible exposure over a year ago, I got tested outside... Read more »