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Probability Of Getting HIV From Sore In Mouth

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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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Probabilities of getting HIV from cunninglus

Hi Ryan,You have mentioned in sevral of your answers that there have been few cases of HIV tranmission from a female to a male through cunninglus, and therefore the probabilities of getting infected is low. I might sound a bit wierd, but when you...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
You shouldn't worry, but that does not mean that you are at zero risk for infection. Having mucous membrane (like the mouth) exposure to the fluids (blood,semen,vaginal secretions) of a person of unknown risk justifies HIV testing. However,... Read more »

Tensed because of rashes, sore mouth and lack of support here .... help please ....

Sir,I would really appreciate if you give relief to my anxiety, scare and paranoia by answering to my mail. Your response really means a lot to me. Prior to this, I have tried getting in touch with Dr. Bob and Dr. Calvin several times but all in...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The rashes you describe from the fourth day are not indicative of HIV infection, nor is the soreness in your mouth, the constipation, or the leg, hip and back stiffness. If these problems really bother you,consult a dermatologist and/or orthopedist... Read more »

Probably not a biggie... (WHEN TO START TREATMENT 2008)

Hey Dr Bob it's Alabama gal! Funny, I read so many people's concerns here about being 'sure they must have HIV because they had risky exposure and now have 'all the symptoms-sore throat, swollen glands etc' Since I had not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your testimonial of not having any symptoms, yet being HIV positive, is a very important one for the readers of this forum. I constantly stress that the reason to worry about or test for HIV is related to risk exposure, not whether symptoms are... Read more »

Worried sick? Probably!

Hi there Dr Bob and all the worried wellers!I, like many of your correspondents, am worrying myself sick (literally) over what you have repeatedly catagorised as a very low risk encounter (in my case, insertive oral sex).I've got syptoms, oh...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Worried Sick,You have 11 out of the 14 symptoms you listed??? Who are you? Cheney's cardiologist??? Bush's speech and language coach???Thanks for taking the time to write in. I should mention the anxiety/depression/guilt symptom list... Read more »
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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 »

weird mouth sores

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I keep getting sores on my gums that come and go within 48 hors, they are tender but not painful, and not like the canker sores I sometimes get. I've been to the dentist, but can never get in within the 48 hours that I have these things.
I also have... Read more »

Mouth Sores

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
OMG.... Im getting these cankersores all the time, everytime i eat pizza i get them and i never did before, and sometimesi get these weird burning kind of tingling feeling in my mouth but it feels like a canker sore but it only lasts 5-10 minutes... Read more »

Mouth sores

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Six months ago I had protected sex with a hooker and used a latex condom. When I was done and I took off the condom a small portion of the gel lubricant smeared on the bottom half of my penis which I quickly wiped off. No fever, but I got achy for... Read more »