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Chances Of Catching HIV From Canker Sore

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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... Read more »

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

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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 »