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Does Having Aphthous Ulcer Mean I Have HIV

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Frequent aphthous ulcers and styes signs of my hiv progression?

My cd4 results in March was 592 and viral load undetectable. Since then i suffered from numerous mild infections (cold with a fever,an aphthous ulcer, some stomach-bowel dysfunction,4 styes in one eye)and now i have developed an ugly stye in my...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Hello and thanks for posting.Neither aphthous ulcers nor a stye are necessarily indicators of a declining immune system. The sores could simply be the result of the multiple colds or even something as innocuous as stress. One should be sure that... Read more »

aphthous ulcers in mouth

In two phenotype tests, a year apart, I show general resistance to all available anti-HIV meds.... Read more »

aphthous ulcer

Doc,I recently had an apthous ulcer in my mouth for the first time no other sumptoms. Could this be... 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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Aphthous Ulcers

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Guys, I've heard "aphthous ulcers" and other mouth ulcers are common in HIV. Are they painful? Is it possible to have some without noticing them? Are they easy to feel in the mouth? What do they feel like?

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Oral, ulcer

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
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I had unprotected oral sex (receptive) with a man. I had some ulcers on my palate...that I thought were healed. When I got home I brushed them really hard to see if they would bleed and they did after I really irritated them. The blood after... 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 »

IS a rash from Herpes the same as a open ulcer?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Whne they say herpes outbreak can give a route for infection with hiv does that include a rash from it or the open uclerations that sometimes occur? Read more »