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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active...
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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
...daily, can be used to suppress herpes in people living with AIDS.Other causes of sores in the mouth include aphthous ulcerations caused by HIV itself, histoplasmosis, and gingival (gum) infections, among other things. As I noted above, it is... Read more »

sore in the mouth

I have a sore in my mouth it just appear can you tell me if this is from medicine
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Some HIV drugs can cause sores in the mouth (most often aphthous ulcers) most common with ddC. Mouth sore are common in the general population and in 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 Read more »

body soreness

I have read questions and answers regarding bone/joint/tendon problems in folks on antiretroviral therapy and am frustrated. There seems to be an attitude among experts that the general body soreness that people experience is due to other causes/...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There are a wide range of joint and muscle and nerve conditions that can cause soreness/pain seen in persons that are HIV infected +/- antiretrovirals. A thorough medical evaluation may point in a certain Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Finds Decreased HIV in Circumcised Males Not Caused By Reduction of STI Sores

... The decreased incidence of HIV infections in males who were circumcised is not primarily due to a reduction in sores from conditions such as herpes, according Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...know about safer sex guidelines (see Fact Sheet 151 ). However, they may still be exposed to HIV. This can be by accident or because they take part in some risky behavior. When this happens, they always want to know how likely it is that they... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...to the design of more effective treatments. More about NIAID Research on Genital Herpes Cause Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of HSV. HSV type 1 most commonly infects the mouth and lips,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...someone with HIV. Some people talk about "shared body fluids" being risky for HIV, but no documented cases of HIV have been caused by sweat, saliva or tears. However, even small amounts of blood in your mouth might transmit HIV during kissing or... 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 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 »

cold sore/pimple?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
could a cold sore on the upper be lip at first be confused as a pimple? and would it indicate hpv if a cold sore, or does hpv show as clusters? Read more »

multiple sore throats after oral sex. please help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...last October I gave a man unprotected oral sex. The next morning I woke up with a sore throat. I realize this was probally because I was out all night, around smoke and had been drinking. However, the sore throat stayed with me for awhile. After... Read more »