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How Long Does Aphthous Ulcer Last

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Canker Sores

Dr,I was exposed to HIV via condom breakage on October 31'st 2009 and was tested out to 6 months via point of care finger prick test (INSTI). I tested at 6 weeks 3 months and 6 months however I am cocnerned of some symptoms which I am not sure are...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...from that possible exposure in October. Having a negative test more than 6 months out is all that would need to be done. The canker sores preceded the exposure and continue. They are caused by herpes simplex and can be dealth with... Read more »

Aphthous ulcerations

You talk about Aphthous ulcerations, what is this and what causes it? What does it look like and... Read more »

Oral Aphthous Ulcers Management

This isn't really a question so much as a comment. After many years of suffering with oral apthous... Read more »
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An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

...be serious and may lessen or disappear with continued use of the medicine. Less serious side effects of this medicine include canker sores; ear discharge or ear swelling; redness of skin; sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips, tongue, or inside... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...pregnancy. Women who aren't tested for HIV may get sick and die faster than men. But if they get tested and treated, they live as long as men. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. Gynecological problems can be early signs of HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...There's no way to tell by looking at them. When the uninfected person has a weakened immune system . This could be because of a long-term illness or an active infection like a herpes outbreak, syphilis, or the flu. When either person has open... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...friction by using a lot of lube to help prevent small cuts or tears in the vagina, rectum, or penis. Silicone-based lube will last longer than water-based lube. Because you're not using a condom, oil-based lube can also be used. Avoid getting... 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 Read more »

Sores

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hey, im jw what other types of mouth sores you get other then canker sores ? I get mouth sores but they only last for about a day, can anyone help me ? Read more »

Tongue infection - ouch!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi all- I've got a nasty infection under my tongue, and am taking an antibiotic for it. In the meantime, it's very painful and is keeping me from eating. Anyone have any suggestions for something that might help? Ibuprofen makes it a bit more... Read more »

CANKER SORE

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...IS HAVING A CANKER SORE IN YOUR MOUTH AFTER 7 DAYS OF CONTACT IS THIS A SYMPTOM OF ACUTE HIV PLEASE HELP Read more »