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Sores On Tongue From Hiv

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Mouth and Tongue sores

I am a 44 year old HIV+ male who has been positive since 1993. I have been on Norvir/Saquninivir/AZT/Hivid combo since August 1996 and have been "undetectable" for virus for over six years now. My T-Cell count is in the 450-550 range...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You desribe what sounds like aphtous ulcers which are common in the general population and more common in HIV. In the old days ddC was a common cause of that problem among HIV+ persons on that drug. The etiology is often unclear and can't be... Read more »

yellow tongue and sore throat

Dear SirsI am worried about my brother. He has had HIV for approx. 15 years and been on... 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... Read more »
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AIDS Project Los Angeles

Positive Days

There's a sore on the back of my tongue. I look in the mirror and stick my tongue out as far as I can and I still can't see it. I can feel it, though. Every time I swallow it feels like someone is squeezing my tongue with a pair of pliers, and... Read more »
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 to a PLoS Medicine study that analyzed "data from 2 clinical trials including more than... Read more »
TheBody.com

Tongue and Tonsil Cancers May Be Linked to Early Sexual Habits, Research Suggests

Oral sex may be extremely common among people in the U.S. who consider it a "low-risk" activity. But oral sex may be riskier than many think -- and, no, we're not talking about HIV. We're talking about human papillomavirus (HPV), which has been... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Sexually-Transmitted Infections for HIV-Positive People

STDs (sexually transmitted disease) that cause ulcerations (sores on the skin, including on or inside the genitals, mouth, or rectum) can dramatically increase the risk of picking up HIV, due to the fact that ulcers and open sores provide an easy... Read more »
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tongue sores

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone else experienced sores on the tongue that start out as little white pimple like sores. They are very painful and get bigger turning into a crater like sore. The problem is that I have been getting one after the other, and sometimes a... Read more »

sore tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i had a few risks of unsafe sex practices a year ago and recently my tongue became "fissured and cracked all over " it sometimes tends to feel warm like a heating sensation. does this sound in any way like hiv infection? i went to a Dr and he said... Read more »

Sore Burning Tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Recently i had a low risk encounter of oral sex with another man,im also male,we both gave as well as recieved, neither one of us ever reached orgasm, this was a one time ordeal for me, im not gay but just wanted to experiment,well the only thing im... Read more »

For those worrying about their tongue being white

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Here's some pics of Hiv/AIDs patients with thrush (or white coat on tongue). Go to the HIV/AIDS section

http://www.afraidtoask.com/std.html
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