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Odds Of Getting HIV Canker Sore

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Canker sore guy gets good news

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Just got news that my six week PCR test was negative... very relieved here. On some level, I am finding it hard to accept. Because of some ongoing symptoms (including a burning mouth and canker sores), I had convinced myself it was HIV... my... Read more »

Canker sores

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

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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Canker Sores and HIV Infection

I'm at the end of my rope! I've been HIV+ for 5 1/2 years, and have always have very good numbers. High T-cells, always over 600... low viral load, always under 10,000. Four months ago, I actually had an undetectable viral load - and I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Cancer sores (aphthous ulcers) are fairly common in general population (and often frustrating) and are likely more common in HIV+ persons even with good CD4 counts. Often cause is idiopathic in general population (unknown cause). A modest subset... Read more »

Canker Sores

Thanks for all your valuable info! Are canker sores the same as aphtous ulcers? I have a history of getting canker sores in my mouth but recently I've had recurring canker sores. Could this be the result of stress or maybe throwing up? I...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Canker sore is a commonly used phrase for aphthous ulcerations; in other words, they are the same thing. Whereas we do not know what causes canker sores (aphthous ulcerations) we do know that certain factors are usually involved such as stress,... Read more »

Canker Sores

Hi Dr. P - I ran across a recent answer of yours to a question in reference to a dentist and it triggered a question of my own. I get canker sores pretty regularly - However note that I got them regularly way before I was HIV + also. They are...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Canker sores (or apthous ulcers if you want to sound official) are one of the curses of humanity. I have gotten them since I was 6 years old. We do not know what causes them, although most suspect it will prove to be a virus triggering some kind of... Read more »

Canker Sores

I dont know if this goes in this section buy hey Ill try cause the problem I am having could have too do with my nutrition. As of recently I have been experiencing canker sores more than usual. I mean I have always gotten them in my life but it just...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Cancer sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus. Flare ups of herpes can increase HIV viral load. Too much sun, fevers, stress, and other co-factors can make herpes flare up. HIV can impair the immune system and increase the frequency and... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Two- to Sixfold Decreased Odds of HIV Risk Behavior Associated With Use of Syringe Exchange

This community study of the San Jose, Calif. syringe exchange program (SEP) compared the HIV risk behavior of exchange clients with that of nonclients. The researchers followed a prospective cohort of 259 untreated injection drug users a mean of... Read more »
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Personal Perspective: Staying in the Game, Despite the Odds

I never lived the perfect life my family wanted. Ialways had bigger visions for myself even if theydidn't agree with me. And over the years I've dealtwith all the madness that life has put in front of me. When I was a teenager my brother found out... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Officials, Providers at Odds on HIV Test

At a series of meetings this spring, New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Frieden advocated changing state HIV testing protocols to facilitate HIV screening, and state privacy rules to allow public health authorities to share information... Read more »