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What If It's Not Herpes On My Mouth

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can cause infections in the genital area, and HSV2 can infect the mouth area. HSV is a very common disease. Approximately 45 million people...
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Herpes on the roof of the mouth?

I am HIV since 1988. I was diagnosed with AIDS in 1996. My viral load is currently detectable at around 1000 copies and my tcells are about 295. Within the last six months I have had four times now, blisters on the roof of my mouth. They always...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...While these could be just canker sores, they could also be due to herpes, a fungal infection, etc. Their characteristics and some special tests should allow your doctor to make a diagnosis. There are Read more »

Herpes Simplex in corners of mouth

I have been positive for 5 years and not on meds yet. For the past six months I have developed cold sores at the inside corners of the mouth. The severity seems to fluctuate and is very irritating as the skin cracks and sometimes bleeds. I have...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...First of all, are you certain that what you have is herpes? Often, the same symptom of sores and crackingat the corners of the mouth ("angular cheilitis" in medical terminology) can be due to candida (yeast). If your symptoms are due to... Read more »

hiv positive w/ herpes in chest

Last May I started having problems eating. I would get horrible chest pains. It got to the point where I couldn't even drink water. I was put in the hospital and then they found out that I have herpes in my chest. It's not in my mouth or throat....
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
...It sounds like you have had herpes in your esophagus, the swallowing tube that runs through your chest to your stomach. It is not common, but not rare, to have Read more »

Mouth sores

Would herpes in your mouth not on the outside be a sign of HIV? I had a possible exposure about 7 months ago and have tested - so far but had a recent mouth sores the doctor said taht it is herpes, he gave me some medicine, it went away, now a few...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...The answer to your question is no. Herpetic lesions inside the oral cavity are not signs of HIV exposure, rather they are a sign of exposure to HSV, the virus that causes these lesions. To insure that Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...or around the nose and eyes. In rare cases, herpes can infect the facial or eye nerves. This can cause outbreaks around the mouth, on the face, neck, and scalp, in and around the ear, or at the tip of the nose. Shingles outbreaks are almost... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...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, causing sores known as fever blisters or cold sores. HSV type 2 is the usual cause of genital herpes,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...the flu. When either person has open sores that get exposed to infected fluids. These could be cold sores, genital herpes, mouth ulcers, syphilis sores, or other cuts or breaks in the skin. When there is exposure to infected blood . When... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...you or your partner have an untreated STD, badoral hygiene (bleeding gums, ulcers, gum disease), or take ejaculate (cum) inthe mouth. There are things you can do to reduce the risk associated with oralsex: Don't have oral sex if you or your... Read more »
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Herpetic ulcer in the mouth

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...hypochondriac person anyway and i suffer from panick attacks from time to time. But what freaked me mostly is an ulcer i had in my mouth (on the roof) was very small, painful and went away 3 days later. . I have Herpes 1 for many years and i used... Read more »

Herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
...I have been reading a little on herpes. How soon can you get a blood test to see if you are caring the virus? When does it begin to show up? UG! Thanks, SF Read more »

Herpes=HIV??!??!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...blisters...anywhere....ever. Im still paranoid about HIV and now I have this kinda burning/stinging sensation at the corner of my mouth. (on the outside). I keep thinking "crap...I probably got herpes now too"....(I did test negative for HIV... Read more »

Any herpes survivors out there??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I hope someone is patient enough to bare with me.. I need some guidance from others with herpes. I was diagnosed with hereps 3 years ago. the catch is that when diagnosed i had a pinch size soar and was to small to culture. Read more »