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What Do Herpes Mouth Sores Look Like

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

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 again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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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 »

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 »

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 »

Does syphilis sore on lip look like cold sore?

Greetings!I was really drunk the other night and accidentally made out with a guy who I heard had a cold sore looking scab on his lip. We didn't have any kind of sex though. Could it be possible to get syphilis this way? Does a syphilis sore on...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Thanks for the compliment. Kissing would not transmit syphilis. We all catch HSV (mostly 1) from each other starting in childhood. I would not worry.DW... Read more »
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Risk with possible herpes sore on mouth

Posted by onemotto, 1 Reply
In a group situation a month ago, I kissed a guy for a few seconds who had semen in his mouth still after he performed oral sex on another guy. Between finishing oral on the guy and kissing me, he kissed another guy for a few seconds who had also... Read more »

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 »

Sores in Mouth

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Does anyone know of a good way to get rid of those sores, blisters in the mouth, and on the lips, that infrequently appear? Thanks. cgm707@yahoo.com

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Mouth sores

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was negative at 6 weeks, but still have these really strange sores in my mouth and very visible bitelines along the inside of my cheeks. There's also a weird metalic taste that won't go away. I had the acute symptoms around 4 weeks, fever, dry... Read more »