The controversial topics
In today’s health and wellness world, there are many complex concerns and challenges that can affect the dating prospects of many people around the world. Moreover, some of these issues tend to create a broad spectrum of misconception and stigmas that can prevent singles to find their right partner and possibly their soul mate. One of those controversial topics is closely related with mouth ulcer and HIV.
With or without HIV, mouth ulcers may outbreak
However, in order to tackle the negative perception about this complex challenge, it is imperative that we analyze the whole issue. Mouth ulcers known as canker sores or aphthous ulcers, can have a presence in any person, regardless of the fact whether they are HIV positive or not. Also, it is important to emphasize that people with AIDS and HIV tend to get these ulcers more often. Also they can be more severe, and may take longer to heal.
The reality is that, there are a large number of people who are HIV negative and their immune system is fully functional, but they tend to get mouth ulcers more often. That is why, it is imperative that these temporary body anomalies should not prevent singles dating their desired partners. However, even persons with HIV that have aphthous ulcers (canker sores) can heal through treatment and proper medication thus ensuring better outlook.
Can HIV be transmitted through mouth ulcers? The theory
The second and probably biggest misconception is that HIV can be transmitted through the mouth ulcers. Many people have the general belief that singles with mouth ulcers are HIV positive thus preventing them from dating. Moreover, many people fear that there is a chance for transmission when having certain contacts with singles that have mouth ulcers and HIV.
Yet again, the reality is a bit different. On that note, it is important to emphasize that HIV is not transmitted via kissing which can relax singles when dating people with mouth ulcers. Moreover, there is not a high enough concentration of HIV in saliva in order for a transmission to occur. The same applies for the mouth ulcers as they do not have enough blood and saliva content to maintain a presence of HIV.
Furthermore, singles should not avoid dating people with mouth ulcers as many studies have shown that HIV is not known to be transmitted through contact with saliva overall. To be more specific, the saliva of HIV singles, has little to no virus, and the virus that is found in saliva is often inactive. So it cannot be transmitted through kissing, oral sex and contact with mouth ulcers.
What we can learn
On a final note, the presence of these ulcers (and how frequently they occur) does not in itself indicate certain form of HIV infection. But generally speaking, singles with HIV can get these mouth ulcers more often. However, it is important to underline that singles should not avoid dating people with mouth ulcers as HIV has no presence in the mouth ulcers. By knowing these facts, singles can enjoy the opportunity to find their dating partner, knowing that their health and wellbeing is protected.