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Dr. James Chapman
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Aftr 70 days i got HIV test & result is HIV negative.But still one ulcer on tongue appears..Is this symptom acute HIV ?

Aftr 70 days  i got HIV test & result is HIV negative.But still one ulcer on tongue appears..Is this symptom acute HIV ?

Probably not: But, if the ulcer has been there for 70 days, it definitely needs to be evaluated by someone familiar with oral lesions. I would suggest an oral surgeon or an ENT (ear, nose and throat) physician. ...Read more

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What acute hiv genital ulcer resemble? Can a single spot be present in acute hiv...

Ulcers: Acute HIV does not usually cause genital ulcers. There can be co-transmission of HIV infection with another virus (e.g herpes) or bacteria that causes genital ulcer (e.g syphilis, LGV etc). ...Read more

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I got HIV test aftr 70 days of unprtcd sex and result was HIV negative.But one ulcer coming & going on my tongue.Is could be acute HIV ?Thank u lot..

I got HIV test aftr 70 days of unprtcd sex and result was HIV negative.But one ulcer coming  & going on my tongue.Is could be acute HIV ?Thank u lot..

Continue testing: Up to 3 months, at which time the risk of your having HIV infection is very low. If you are overly concerned and willing to endure the cost you can be tested by pcr for HIV RNA and if negative, this should be confirmative. The tongue ulcer may well be syphilis. You should also be tested for other stds. Protect yourself in the future. You never know what your partner has. ...Read more

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I got one small ulcer in tongue after 4 weeks of unprotected sex.And 2 red bumps on my inner thigh.Are these symptom of acute HIV ? Pls reply me..

I got one small ulcer in tongue after 4 weeks of unprotected sex.And 2 red bumps on my inner thigh.Are these symptom of acute HIV ? Pls reply me..

Get examined please: It could be almost anything and the only way to know for sure is to get it tested. Do not delay, and please consider using protection in the future. ...Read more

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2wk since 5min protected sex with Asian massage girl. did not ejac. Mouth ulcer & wet cough for few days. Is it sign of acute hiv? Odds of having it?

2wk since 5min protected sex with Asian massage girl. did not ejac. Mouth ulcer & wet cough for few days. Is it sign of acute hiv? Odds of having it?

Massage Girl: Was the massage girl HIV positive? If not, then your chances of having caught HIV from her are zero. Your symptoms can be caused by numerous other factors. If you are that anxious about being infected, discuss your concerns with your physician and have yourself tested. ...Read more

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I have recurrent ulcers on the tip of my tounge. They come & go. Its red around where ulcers are. Is this HIV? I have no other symptoms of HIV.

I have recurrent ulcers on the tip of my tounge. They come & go. Its red around where ulcers are. Is this HIV? I have no other symptoms of HIV.

No: I doubt its anything related to HIV. Aphthous ulcers are ulcers that form on the mucous membranes. They are also called aphthae, aphthosis, aphthous stomatitis and canker sores. Aphthous ulcers are typically round or oval sores or ulcers inside the mouth on areas where the skin is not tightly bound to the underlying bone, such as on the inside of the lips and cheeks or underneath the tongue. ...Read more

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My partner has an ulcer its red on the meatus and a little bit white around what could it be? Could it lead to HIV or something similar? Pls help

My partner has an ulcer its red on the meatus and a little bit white around what could it be? Could it lead to HIV or something similar? Pls help

Syphilis?: You keep asking the same question repeatedly. See my previous reply; the answers won't change. Some causes of genital ulcer are serious, especially syphilis, and are associated with increased risk of HIV, especially in Mali and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa. Your partner should keep the appointment with the specialist and you both should be tested for HIV. ...Read more

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6month HIV negative but mouth ulcer is still there why?

6month HIV negative but mouth ulcer is still there why?

Biopsy: Look like the mouth ulcer has been there for some times. It does not matter HIV negative or HIV positive, any ulceration apparently no imrovement for more than 6weeks will need medical attention. Please consult an oral surgeon for possible biopsy. ...Read more

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Protected sex 3 weeks ago. Now I have multiple ulcers. That's it. Should I be worried for hiv?

Protected sex 3 weeks ago. Now I have multiple ulcers. That's it. Should I be worried for hiv?

Missed by a letter: HIV doesn't cause ulcerative lesions. And it is HARD to transmit with protected sex. BUT herpes simplex can be transmitted by contact but without fluid transfer. Also it causes ulcerative lesions. HSV but not HIV can be transmitted by oral sex. Ulcers make transmission of HIV more likely due to the break in skin BUT not relevant to earlier exposure. ...Read more

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Penis ulcer infection is the same.as HIV??

No: HIV, especially acute HIV is not associated with penile ulcers. However penile ulcer does suggest a venereal disease and if you have one venereal disease you are at greater risk for HIV. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Are mouth sores/ulcers HIV related?

Maybe/maybe not: There are many different causes for mouth sores and HIV is only one of them. There are even less dramatic causes like stress that can cause the formation of lesions. Seek medical care to evaluate. ...Read more

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Becuase I have an ulcer and swollen lymphnode on one side of my neck is that a sign of an HIV infection?

Where's the ulcer?: How big or tender is the ln? Sounds like you had a egd (scope test ) for the ulcer and i'm sure it was biopsied. You may need and ulrasound or biopsy of the neck node.Contact you pcp or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi my bf has red on his penis meatus and white around it what could it be? HiV?dr told him its ulcer not to wory but sent him to a profesor . pls help

STD? Syphilis?: The most common causes of such problems are syphilis and herpes -- in this case, syphilis seems more likely. But there are many non-STD problems that could also be responsible. HIV doesn't cause this sort of problem, but HIV is most common in people with syphilis or other STDs. Make sure your bf follows the advice for specialty care and keeps his appointment with the professor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is HIV transmittable through saliva if I have a gastric ulcer?

No: Only if either or one of the parties has cuts or lacerations in there mouths or lips , then it is possible since HIV virus lives and transmits in blood only. ...Read more

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I have reoccurring mouth ulcers, and I had mono before, could I have hiv? Or herpes

I have reoccurring mouth ulcers, and I had mono before, could I have hiv? Or herpes

Possible: The reoccurring mouth ulcer usually is the sign of interference of the body immune system. Same as mono, whether it is caused by virus or immune suppression from other reason. ...Read more

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Hi my partner has a small red on his penis head & white around the dr told him its ulcer does it could be HIV? because he told him to see a professor

Probably not hiv: Other STDs should be considered. It sounds a bit like syphilis so testing should be done. No unprotected sex until this is resolved and perhaps you should get tested too. But both of you should get HIV as well since STDs and HIV can coexist. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more