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Hiv Mouth Sores

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mouth sores

I am HIV positive CD4 503 30 CD4 percentage and Viral Load 77. I continue to get open sores since I was a child. I am on Valtrex but continue to be an issue. Any recommendations on other type of drugs to treat open sores.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The question is what is the cause. Although they could be herpes virus related, in which case valtrex could be effective, they could be caused by something else, in which case valtrex might not be effective. Sometimes a biopsy is required in cases... Read more »

HIV transfer

I have been curious to know about these things lately. If a HIV person has mouth sores, can he... Read more »

Mouth sores and Sustiva

I recently started Sustiva + Epzicom,after years of Kaletra + something (I couldn't take the diahri... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...There are things you can do to reduce the risk associated with oralsex: Don't have oral sex if you or your partner have mouth sores (such as oralherpes lesions). Look at your partner's genitals for lesions (cuts or scrapes). ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...Sheet 500 ) related to HIV. They are more likely to develop: thrush (see Fact Sheet 501 ) oral hairy leukoplakia (whitish mouth sores) bacterial pneumonia pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP, see Fact Sheet 515 ) For women, smoking can increase the... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Invirase (Saquinavir mesylate)

...in sense of taste; constipation; depression; diarrhea; dizziness; eczema; gas; generalized muscle pain or weakness; headache; mouth sores; nausea; stomach pain; vomiting; trouble sleeping; numbness, pain, or tingling in the hands or feet; rash;... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Can Be Transmitted Through Pre-Chewed Food, Researchers Say

...1993 ( New York Times , 2/7). In at least two of the cases, the infants' mothers were HIV-positive and had bleeding gums or mouth sores while they were pre-chewing food for their children (AP/Google.com, 2/6). The researchers ruled out other... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Mouth Sores

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
OMG.... Im getting these cankersores all the time, everytime i eat pizza i get them and i never did before, and sometimesi get these weird burning kind of tingling feeling in my mouth but it feels like a canker sore but it only lasts 5-10 minutes... Read more »

weird mouth sores

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I keep getting sores on my gums that come and go within 48 hors, they are tender but not painful, and not like the canker sores I sometimes get. I've been to the dentist, but can never get in within the 48 hours that I have these things. I also have... Read more »

Mouth sores

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...dropped 3-4 lbs. I tested neg six weeks later via oral rapid test.The counsellor told me don't worry about it & its not HIV. Now, 6 months later I notice I am getting reddish bumps inside my mouth on my cheeks and I had an infected salivary... Read more »