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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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frequent mouth soresThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

rick. hi,i think you may have addressed this topic before and if you have i apologize but i need to ask anyway. i read somewhere that sores in the mouth, herpes i guess,could be a sign of possible hiv infection,is this true? i ask because lately i...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Having Herpes does NOT automaticallyindicate a person has HIV. These are two different sexually transmitteddiseases. Herpes usually occurs on the lips, not inside the mouth. Yourmouth sores may be due to other... Read more »

dry mouth and tongue sores

Dr, i had a in encounter about a year ago now . I've been tested for hiv fives in 10 months time , Allwere negative. But i'd say about 6 months in to the last few tests I've been get tongue sores on the tip of my tonguethere white...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
As you know, it is impossible to offer an accurate diagnosis via this forum, but what you have described sounds very much like recurrent aphthous ulcerations (RAU). One of the factors which has been associated with RAU is stress. Whereas we do see... Read more »

Strange white lesion/sore in mouth

I have a question. I may or may not have been exposed to HIV about 2 months ago (I performed unprotected oral sex on another male). Recently, about 4 days ago, I got a white lesion or sore on my gums. It is kind of sore, but doesn't...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
I wish I could be of more assistance, but without having the opportunity to see the area you have described, I cannot be of much assistance. I would suggest that you do visit a dentist for a thorough oral examination to determine the cause of the... Read more »

Mouth sores

Would herpes in your mouth not on the outside be a sign of HIV? I had a possible exposure about 7 months ago and have tested - so far but had a recent mouth sores the doctor said taht it is herpes, he gave me some medicine, it went away, now a few...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
The answer to your question is no. Herpetic lesions inside the oral cavity are not signs of HIV exposure, rather they are a sign of exposure to HSV, the virus that causes these lesions. To insure that you have an accurate diagnosis of these lesions,... 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 »

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, 1 Reply
Would like to know if anyone can tell me if its possible to have only 1 symptom of hiv such as sore gums with white spots for more than 3yrs with no other symptoms. or after that long would i be showing more than just this

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mouth problems- simon or anyone ealse

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
does anyone know what would constantly cause mouth sores other than hiv i have had these for 4 yrs they always come back in the same place i cant see them so i dont know what they look like and know i have some darker pink around the gumline the... Read more »