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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 »

sore mouthThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

For the last three weeks or so I have been experiencing a sore mouth. I have read various articles about candidia, and frankly I am up in the air because there are so many different and conflicting published comments. I do have a whittish covering...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth. It is also known as oralcandidiasis. Thrush in adults occurs when the immune system is notfunctioning properly. It is not unusual for children to get thrush in theirmouth,... Read more »

Is my mouth sore lip cancer?

I have been getting sores on my lips which become infected. Could it be cancer?...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Although cancer is often described as "the sore which doesn't heal", sores can be many many things other than cancer. Please see your health care provider. The vast majority of sores in the mouth are infectious in nature.... 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 »
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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 »

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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Mouth sores

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was negative at 6 weeks, but still have these really strange sores in my mouth and very visible bitelines along the inside of my cheeks. There's also a weird metalic taste that won't go away. I had the acute symptoms around 4 weeks, fever, dry... Read more »