Are Mouth Sores Related To Hepatitis

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Smoking and HIV

...People with HIV disease who smoke are more likely to develop several opportunistic infections (see Fact Sheet 500 ) related to HIV. They are more likely to develop: thrush (see Fact Sheet 501 ) oral hairy leukoplakia (whitish mouth sores) bacterial pneumonia pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP, see Fact Sheet 515 ) For women, smoking can increase the risk and severity of infection with human papillomavirus (HPV, see Fact Sheet 510 ). This...
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mouth sores

I am HIV positive CD4 503 30 CD4 percentage and Viral Load 77. I continue to get open sores since I was a child. I am on Valtrex but continue to be an issue. Any recommendations on other type of drugs to treat open sores.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...The question is what is the cause. Although they could be herpes virus related, in which case valtrex could be effective, they could be caused by something else, in which case valtrex might not be effective. Read more »

Mouth Sores

A month ago my VL was 250000 and my cd4 was 250. Doctor put me on Atripla. I noticed that I get mouth sores all the time. They come and go as I use over the counter medication. I had them under control but now I got this flu from hell and I got the...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...their treatment. These are the messages that I want to share with you.There are a few different possible explanations for your mouth sores. For their best assessment and management, I refer you back to your doctor, who can examine you and compare... Read more »

$100 donation please help! is a 6 month hiv 100% conclusive?

hello doc! I had an exposure on january 18th this year while overseas in Vietnam i had one time unprotected sex with a csw who was later confirmed positive since my arrival back to the us i had what i have no doubt in my mind to be ars i had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...additional specialized testing is warranted. The "symptoms" you describe could have been caused by a wide variety of non-HIV-related conditions. An FDA-approved negative HIV-antibody test outside the window period trumps "symptoms" each and every... Read more »

Mouth sores and Sustiva

I recently started Sustiva + Epzicom,after years of Kaletra + something (I couldn't take the diahri anymore).I've read that most side effects go away soon enough, but what about the change in taste and mousth sores that i'm experiencing?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Change in taste could be due to the efavirenz. If so then usually will dimimish over first 2-4 weeks. Mouth sores are not particularly common as a direct effect of either of your HIV meds. An exam to determine if you have herpes or aphthous Read more »
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