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Canker Sore Worried I Have HIV

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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.

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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

Dr,I was exposed to HIV via condom breakage on October 31'st 2009 and was tested out to 6... Read more »

Canker Sores

Hi Dr. P - I ran across a recent answer of yours to a question in reference to a dentist and it... Read more »
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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 »

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 worried42, 1 Reply
So worried i have had about 6 men perform oral sex on me this year, not all at once! and kissed 3 of them.

I don't suck myself or have any anal sex but i have had canker sore on my tongue, really worried.

Have gone for a full sexual health test, have... Read more »

cankers/ herpes/hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi there,
I am new to this forum but have been on a few other similar forums recently.
I had vaginal sex with a sex worker on jan 16 2004, for the firts time and the condom broke.
Since then i tested out to 21 weeks which came back negative, using the... Read more »