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What Is Herpes Of The Mouth

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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... Read more »

My thanks to you Dr. Bob! (HERPES, 2010)

Hello Dr, BobI came on here to ask you a question and doing so I had to re-write my post because I... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...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... 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

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. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...and may not know that he or she is infected. HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but it more commonly causes infections of the mouth and lips, so-called "fever blisters." HSV-1 infection of the genitals can be caused by oral-genital or... 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 »

hiv / herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i have read that oral sex is low risk for hiv, but what about herpes? if u get herpes in the mouth, how long does it take to show up after contact and what does it look like ? Read more »

sorry.. not HIV.. question about Herpes?!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Yeah i posted before about my worry about infection of some other STD... Someone replied that you cannot contract HSV2 from oral sex (someone gave me head). I read this on some other site.. However, when i called the aids and sexual health... Read more »