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HIV and the Mouth

Other Oral Conditions of HIV Disease The two most common conditions that may not be caused by an infection include dry mouth and small round mouth sores, called aphthous ulcers . Dry Mouth Dry mouth, or xerostomia , is a common condition in HIV disease that may have a variety of causes. HIV disease itself may cause dry mouth because HIV-related salivary disease causes swollen salivary glands (glands in the mouth that produce saliva, or...
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sore in the mouth

I have a sore in my mouth it just appear can you tell me if this is from medicine...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Some HIV drugs can cause sores in the mouth (most often aphthous ulcers) most common with ddC. Mouth sore are common in the general population and in HIV+ persons so linking the sores to drugs can be difficult in some situations. Your HIV doc... Read more »

Mouth sore

I think I have hiv and I have a bleeding mouth sore... The other day I was eating ice cream and I bit the chocolate off and my daughter ate the chocolate... She have a loose tooth in her mouth... I am so scared that I might gave it to her because i...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-First, if you think you may have HIV, I would suggest getting testing to be sure. If you are infected, there are many treatments available to keep you healthy and also limit transmission to sex partners. In terms of transmitting HIV to... Read more »

Mouth Sore

Hello, would 1 isolated mouth sore at 11+ weeks post exposure be a symptom of HIV? How long does the mouth sore usually last? Does it hurt? Mine is more of a dull pain. I have had no other symptoms and have tested HIV negative at 9.5 weeks. I...
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
Not as an isolated event. Sounds like a cold sore to me.MH... Read more »

frequent mouth soresThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

rick. hi,i think you may have addressed this topic before and if you have i apologize but i need to ask anyway. i read somewhere that sores in the mouth, herpes i guess,could be a sign of possible hiv infection,is this true? i ask because lately i...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Having Herpes does NOT automaticallyindicate a person has HIV. These are two different sexually transmitteddiseases. Herpes usually occurs on the lips, not inside the mouth. Yourmouth sores may be due to other... Read more »
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Sore Throat and Mouth Sores the Recur

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello would anybody have some insight for me, I had an exposure to HIV 9 months ago. Tested negative to HIV 1/2. The exposure came from a women from sex worker from korea, since then I just haven't felt right. Lots of strange symptoms. So I... Read more »

MOUTH SORES

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Would like to know if anyone can tell me if its possible to have only 1 symptom of hiv such as sore gums with white spots for more than 3yrs with no other symptoms. or after that long would i be showing more than just this

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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 a prostitute in Cancun... Am I seroconverting? I am also getting... Read more »

mouth sores

Posted by Anonymous
would like to know if after 3 yrs of mouth sores off and on only on a few places white stuff would that be the only symptom i would be showing if i were hiv pos or after 3 yrs would i be showing more

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