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What Do Herpes Mouth Sores Look Like

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mouth sores

I am HIV positive CD4 503 30 CD4 percentage and Viral Load 77. I continue to get open sores since I was a child. I am on Valtrex but continue to be an issue. Any recommendations on other type of drugs to treat open sores.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...The question is what is the cause. Although they could be herpes virus related, in which case valtrex could be effective, they could be caused by something else, in which case valtrex might 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... Read more »

Mouth sores and Sustiva

I recently started Sustiva + Epzicom,after years of Kaletra + something (I couldn't take the diahri... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

... Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...There are things you can do to reduce the risk associated with oralsex: Don't have oral sex if you or your partner have mouth sores (such as oralherpes lesions). Look at your partner's genitals for lesions (cuts or scrapes). ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...goes away within a few weeks, but in some cases, severe pain can last for months or even years. This condition is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. ... Read more »
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Mouth sores

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...symptoms around 4 weeks, fever, dry mouth, headache, slight sore throat, night sweats. Obviously I'm worried. I tested for herpes and the doc said I was negative for any recent exposure. I went to the dentist and she thought maybe I was biting... 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 »

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 »

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 »