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Does HIV Cause Oral Ulcers

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Aplh. Ulcers - Cause? If not HIV - How?

Dear Dr.,Is An Alph. (not sure of the spelling) Ulcer a good indication of possible HIV infection? If not caused by HIV how are they caused? Thank you....
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Aphthous ulcerations are most frequently found in people who are *not* HIV positive. These painful oral ulcerations have been related to several factors such as stress, smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, etc. With all of the advances... Read more »

Oral Ulcers

I do get minor aphthous ulcers, does this mean I am infected with HIV or can this be caused by... Read more »

PEP now Oral Ulcers??

Hi there. I'd really appreciate some input from an expert. The doctors in my town are not... 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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How HIV Causes AIDS

Overview Scope of the HIV Epidemic HIV Is a Retrovirus Replication Cycle of HIV Transmission of HIV Early Events in HIV Infection Course of HIV Infection HIV is Active in the Lymph Nodes Role of CD8+ T Cells Rapid Replication and... Read more »
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Oral sex and mouth ulcers

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Few days ago I had protected sex with a partner of unknown status. We also had unprotected oral sex.

However, over the past week weeks I have been experiencing discomfort under my tongue and have discovered that I have a small mouth ulcer on the... Read more »

ulcers

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What do mouth ulcers look and feel like? Are they like the kind you get after eating too many acidy foods or sour/salty foods? I get those about once a month or every two months but Im not really sure if its from the food/ candy or something else.. Read more »

Ulcers on Tongue........

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I recently have this red tip on my tongue and over the past year i had unprotected sex, ive read that apthous ulcers are a sign of hiv infection, do they just appear in certain spots or i hear they are very painful,this is more of a red area and not... Read more »

HIV Thro' Mouth Ulcer ?!?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I went to the toilet to rinse my mouth after my meal. I squirted some "hand-soap" from the dispenser, rinsed my hand and filled my mouth with tap water. After spitting, I raised my head & found someone's blood (certainly not mine) mixed with... Read more »