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does hiv cause canker sores

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No sure answer: There is no sure answer to this question. Stress has been associated with canker sores. Some have suspected that this may be from strep mutans- an or ... Read More
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Unsure: Many possible causes, but the most common theme is stress. Being run down, poor sleep, poor nutrition, overall stress increase. Also, some people have ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Canker Sores: are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The cause is not known. The aphthous ulcers are usually self-limiting. T ... Read More

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No, but get tested: If you have any concern, get a HIV nucleic acid test.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
No: Should completely disappear in about 10 days. If not, see your Dentist.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
NO: Canker sores do not place you at a higher risk of acquiring hiv.
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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: It will increase your risk by providing an entry portal by the virus into your bloodstream.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
See DR: While aphthae are not diagnostic of hiv, it is also common for infected people to have a variety of sores in the mouth.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
14 years experience Dentistry
Not Usually, But...: Canker sores (aka: aphthous ulcers) are not associated with hiv. Usually, aphthous ulcers begin early in life and stop occurring in the 30's; the exa ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Anxiety can cause CS: Canker sores(CS) usually are not a sign of underlying illness. The cause of Aphthous Stomatitis(cancer sores) is incompletely understood but appears t ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
Not a symptom of hiv: Canker sores aren't a symptom of HIV, but having HIV can increase your risk for recurring and severe sores. If in doubt get tested.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
46 years experience Dentistry
No permanent fix. : Canker sores have many causes, if these are canker sores. There are other afflictions like lichen planis that can manifest as sores in these areas. Th ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Mouth sores: Best to have that looked at by your doctor for diagnosis & further testing.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Check for reflux: If your dental health is otherwise good, I would consider acid reflux as a potential cause. However one need to rule a candida infection as well and ... Read More

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