I had an unprotected encounter 6 months ago and since I can remember I have had cracks at the corner of my mouth. IS this a sign of HIV infection? I tested negative at 5 weeks and havent gotten my next test but nothing i do gets rid of these cracks. They have never been red or painful and are hard to notice but are definitely there. Help
It seems that you may be having angular cheilitis.
Angular cheilitis or angular stomatitis is an inflammatory lesion at the corner of the mouth, and often occurs bilaterally. The condition manifests as deep cracks or splits. In severe cases, the splits can bleed when the mouth is opened and shallow ulcers or a crust may form. The most common cause is bacterial or fungal infection. You may consult with a doctor who can prescribe you proper antibiotics to cure the condition.
HIV symptoms can be very confusing, and many other conditions can be mistaken for HIV. Hence HIV is not âââââââdiagnosed based on signs or symptoms. It is ââdiagnosed based on serology tests detecting HIV antigens and ââantibodies ââââââin the blood. â
The risk of having HIV via single sexual intercourse from a infected person is very low to ââresult in confirmed ââinfection. âThe chances of you having HIV, is possible only when you have had unprotected sexual intercourse, ââmultiple times ââwith a HIV infected individual. Hence you should be careful before having intercourse with any ââperson with ââunknown HIV status or not trustworthy. â
If you think, you have been exposed to a possible HIV infected person, and you cannot confirm their HIV ââââstatus, then the only way ahead would be to get a HIV test yourself.â A HIV test negative at the end of 6 months will confirm that you do not have HIV.
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