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What Is The Difference Between Canker Sores And Herpes

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Cold/Canker Sores

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a quick question about cold and canker sores. I've had 2 cold sores and 1 canker sore in the past year. Does this seem abnormal, and if so are these possible symptoms of HIV. I has one possible exposure over a year ago, I got tested outside... Read more »

Canker sores

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
are canker sores in your mouth a symptom of HIV ? Read more »

cankers/ herpes/hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi there,
I am new to this forum but have been on a few other similar forums recently.
I had vaginal sex with a sex worker on jan 16 2004, for the firts time and the condom broke.
Since then i tested out to 21 weeks which came back negative, using the... Read more »

Canker soars

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are cankersoars a symptom of hiv?

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canker sores

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
has anyone heard of canker sores, sore throat, and slight fever has ars???? my gums were a little swollen in one part and sensitive.....i was also gargling alot with warm salt water and peroxol hopefully that caused it ...

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canker or cold sore, is either infectious?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

What's the difference between canker or cold sores? Can your partner get infected from your canker or cold sores? If you've got either what precautions can be taken to prevent infecting your partner?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Canker sores and cold sores are two different things. Canker sores are open,painful ulcers inside the mouth. The cause is currently not known, so wecan't way whether these are infectious or not. These ulcers... Read more »

Re- Canker Sores

Hello Dr,this is in regards to the earlier question you have replied to for me. I was just wondering if PEP of combivir and keletra could suppress virus for longer than 6 months I did not mention in my post that I took it 5 hrs post exposure. I...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your post, and I understand your apprehension.99% of people who test positive for HIV will do so by 3 months. Many people feel that this can be the final test. The CDC in the US and New York State (where I practice) recommend a final... Read more »

Canker Sores

I dont know if this goes in this section buy hey Ill try cause the problem I am having could have too do with my nutrition. As of recently I have been experiencing canker sores more than usual. I mean I have always gotten them in my life but it just...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Cancer sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus. Flare ups of herpes can increase HIV viral load. Too much sun, fevers, stress, and other co-factors can make herpes flare up. HIV can impair the immune system and increase the frequency and... Read more »

Canker sores

Hi, are canker sores symptoms of HIV because im having little ones that are reoccuring in my mouth and im very worried and very very scared ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Canker sores are caused most frequently by herpes simplex virus, not HIV. The presence of canker sores does not indicate HIV infection, though certainly those with HIV (as well as HIV-) can suffer from herpes. BY... Read more »
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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 Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact... Read more »
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Scientists Learn Why Even Treated Genital Herpes Sores Boost the Risk of HIV Infection

New research helps explain why infection with herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), which causes genital herpes, increases the risk for HIV infection even after successful treatment heals the genital skin sores and breaks that often result from HSV-2. ... Read more »
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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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High Rates of HSV-2 Infection in HIV-Positive Teens in United States

Rates of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection were much higher in teens with HIV or with a high risk of HIV than in the general population, according to results of a large study at 15 centers across the United States. 1 HSV-2 prevalence,... Read more »