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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Canker Sore

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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 good numbers. High T-cells, always over 600... low viral load, always under 10,000. Four months ago, I actually had an undetectable viral load - and I have never...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Cancer sores (aphthous ulcers) are fairly common in general population (and often frustrating) and are likely more common in HIV+ persons even with good CD4 Read more »

Canker Sores and HIV

Doctor, how common are canker sores as an early symptom of HIV infection? I had one encounter of... Read more »

Canker Sores

Thanks for all your valuable info! Are canker sores the same as aphtous ulcers? I have a history... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Oral Health and HIV

...medication available in the likely event that the infection recurs, particularly if immune suppression does not improve. Aphthous Stomatitis Aphthous stomatitis (canker sores) is a common condition regardless of HIV status. In HIV-positive... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

...candidiasis; the difference is that while oral candidiasis can be wiped off, hairy leukoplakia cannot be wiped off. Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis (Canker Sores) Apthous stomatitis is a common condition for all patients, irrespective of their... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and the Mouth

...gums can show up in people with HIV. These are discussed below. Dry Mouth and Tooth Decay Candidiasis (thrush) Canker sores (apthous ulcers) Cold sores (herpes simplex) Gum disease (periodontitis) Hairy leukoplakia... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

...be serious and may lessen or disappear with continued use of the medicine. Less serious side effects of this medicine include canker sores; ear discharge or ear swelling; redness of skin; sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips, tongue, or inside... Read more »
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CANKER SORE

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...IS HAVING A CANKER SORE IN YOUR MOUTH AFTER 7 DAYS OF CONTACT IS THIS A SYMPTOM OF ACUTE HIV PLEASE HELP Read more »

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 »

Aphthous Ulcers

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Guys, I've heard "aphthous ulcers" and other mouth ulcers are common in HIV. Are they painful? Is it possible to have some without noticing them? Are they easy Read more »

Apthous Mouth sores (Canker Soars)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been getting several Apthous mouth sores the last month. I got 2 in the last 4 weeks and I am going crazy!! I have a negative elisa at 5 months. I had protected sex with a prostitute in Cancun... Am I seroconverting? I am also getting... Read more »