Preventing opportunistic infections is key to ensure living a healthy life with HIV. Proper oral care is essential to preventing infections.
When suffering from fever blisters, also be on the lookout for signs of secondary infections like a yellow discharge from the lesion: this indicates the need for further treatment.
Regularly rinsing your mouth with salt water will also help prevent oral infections.
Take a look at our HIV/Aids Centre for more information on managing your condition.