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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 sores

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

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 »

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 »
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Canker sores

Hi, are canker sores symptoms of HIV because im having little ones that are reoccuring in my mouth and im very worried and very very scared ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Canker sores are caused most frequently by herpes simplex virus, not HIV. The presence of canker sores does not indicate HIV infection, though certainly those with HIV (as well as HIV-) can suffer from herpes. BY... 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 »

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...
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 counts. Often cause is idiopathic in general population (unknown cause). A modest subset... Read more »

Canker sore oral sex on HIV positive woman how big of a risk?

I stupidly did this the other week and I've had bad diarrhea with blood for 2.5 weeks now achey muscles, fatigue and I've also lost 3-5lbs. Ive also had a rash some weird feeling in my neck 4 and 3 weeks ago as well as a bit of a weird...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Thanks for writing in. Having the canker sore would have increased the risk, but since oral sex remains low risk, I would not be to concerned. I would recommend a test at 90 days, just to be safe. In health,Richard... Read more »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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