Originally Posted by Nallabelle
I had unprotected sex about a month ago. I have developed sores on my face, in my nose and canker sores in my mouth. I was told that this could be a sign of HIV or another STD. Has anyone heard of this?
HIV would only cause sores on the face if your infection was very advanced, which is not possible after only one month.
Are you sure that they are canker sores and not cold sores? Canker sores are painful ulcers on the inner membranes of the mouth and cheek. Canker sores are NOT STD related, and no one really knows what causes them.
Cold sores are small red blisters that usually appear on the lip and outer edge of the mouth. Cold sores are extremely contagious and are usually causes by the Herpes Simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), which can be sexually transmitted.
It is very unlikely that either cold or canker sores would appear on other areas of your face, or in your nose. So, most likely, whatever is wrong is completely unrelated to any STD. You should see a doctor to figure out what is really going on. Good luck.