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Sore On Mouth Sign Of HIV Infection

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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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cold sore as an early sign of HIV infection?

Mr. Sowadsky-- About six months ago, I had sex with an old boyfriend, andalthough I do remember using condoms with him, I'm not sure because I was extremely intoxicated. At anyrate, this summer I had an outbreak of cold sores on my nose after a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Cold sores are due to the Herpes Simplex viruses. A person can have theherpes viruses and NOT have HIV. They are two seperate infections.Stress (both physical and emotional), can activate the herpes viruses, andlead... Read more »

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 »

Mouth Sores

A month ago my VL was 250000 and my cd4 was 250. Doctor put me on Atripla. I noticed that I get mouth sores all the time. They come and go as I use over the counter medication. I had them under control but now I got this flu from hell and I got the...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
I regularly tell patients who start on their first ART regimen to expect the unexpected, and to allow for the possibility that they experience new signs or symptoms during the first few months of treatment. Such new signs and symptoms can be due to... Read more »

Mouth sore questions

I am sorry that I have to bother you with this, but I can not find the answere. by-the-way thank you for all of your time, you are doing a great job helping people and we are truely greatful. I am having sores in my mouth on the insid of my...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
As you have stated in this question, the only way to receive an accurate diagnosis of the condition your mention would be to visit a dentist or dental care professional experienced in oral medicine or oral pathology. It is very possible that what... 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, 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 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 »

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 »