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My Mouth Is Full Of Canker Sores Do I Have Hiv

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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 »

Canker sores

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
are canker sores in your mouth a symptom of HIV ? Read more »

CANKER SORE

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
IS HAVING A CANKER SORE IN YOUR MOUTH AFTER 7 DAYS OF CONTACT IS THIS A SYMPTOM OF ACUTE HIV PLEASE HELP 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 »

Canker sores scaring the **** out of me -- HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm the once bitten twice shy guy who posted below... (deep kissed another man and he nibbled on my nipple and caused small cut (half the size of a pinhead).... I developed two canker sores at four weeks out with no other noticeable symptoms... now... Read more »
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Should I ask for PEP for performing oral sex when I had a canker sore and acid reflux?

I recently performed oral sex another man of unknown HIV status less than 12 hours ago. He ejaculated in my mouth, and I swallowed it.I am worried because I had a canker sore at time that was almost healed. There was no pain or bleeding, and I...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I would not consider this a major exposure and would not generally offer PEP except if the patient was very anxious and eager to take the medication. This is a bit of a gray area but the risk is really low. If any risk is too high for you, PEP may... Read more »

Canker sores

Hi, are canker sores symptoms of HIV because im having little ones that are reoccuring in my mouth and im very worried and very very scared ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Canker sores are caused most frequently by herpes simplex virus, not HIV. The presence of canker sores does not indicate HIV infection, though certainly those with HIV (as well as HIV-) can suffer from herpes. BY... Read more »

Canker Sore ARS

Hey Ms Southall,Quick question, about three weeks after I had an "event" I developed a canker sore on the inside of my lip. I was wondering if this could be an ARS symptom? Or any of the other symptoms I developed three weeks post:Nasal...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiDeveloping a canker sore is not symptom of HIV. You may have contracted another sexually transmitted infection. Not knowing what your "event" was it is hard to give you a lot of information. If it were just oral sex this carries the... Read more »

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

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

North Shore University Hospital
From what you describe I would not be worried about having acquired HIV 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.... Read more »
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