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Canker Sore Negative At 16 Weeks

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Canker sore guy gets good news

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Just got news that my six week PCR test was negative... very relieved here. On some level, I am finding it hard to accept. Because of some ongoing symptoms (including a burning mouth and canker sores), I had convinced myself it was HIV... my... 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 »

Canker sores scaring the **** out of me -- HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm the once bitten twice shy guy who posted below... (deep kissed another man and he nibbled on my nipple and caused small cut (half the size of a pinhead).... I developed two canker sores at four weeks out with no other noticeable symptoms... now... Read more »

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 sores

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

Canker Sores

Dr,I was exposed to HIV via condom breakage on October 31'st 2009 and was tested out to 6 months via point of care finger prick test (INSTI). I tested at 6 weeks 3 months and 6 months however I am cocnerned of some symptoms which I am not sure...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
From what you describe I would not be worried about having acquired HIV from that possible exposure in October. Having a negative test more than 6 months out is all that would need to be done. The canker sores preceded the exposure and continue.... Read more »

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 »

Re- Canker Sores

Hello Dr,this is in regards to the earlier question you have replied to for me. I was just wondering if PEP of combivir and keletra could suppress virus for longer than 6 months I did not mention in my post that I took it 5 hrs post exposure. I...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your post, and I understand your apprehension.99% of people who test positive for HIV will do so by 3 months. Many people feel that this can be the final test. The CDC in the US and New York State (where I practice) recommend a final... Read more »

Ulcer on the uvula (Canker sores)

Dear doctorI have for the past month has one ulcer after another.Some on the inside of my cheek,others under my tongue.All of them have healed by 14 days.I have now got a small one on my uvula and this has caused my throat to hurt.I have had hiv...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is not clear what causes apthous ulcers (canker sores). Apthous ulcers are small, painful, and shallow sores that can appear white or gray surrounded by a red halo. They usually appear on moveable, soft tissue inside the mouth -- the tongue,... Read more »
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