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Hyperkeratosis, - HIV Negative
Mar 1, 2000

Dear doctor:

I have pimples (red and also one with white skin on top) on chin, nose. White pimples go away for some time after Virux ointment (for herpes simplex, zoster) treatment. Does this mean I have HIV ? Tongue biopsy says diagnosis: non malignant hyperkeratosis. Before biopsy Doctor diagnosis was leukoplaki, pseudoclorthclometrus hyperplane, and oral lichen planus. HIV Elisa Negative after 9 months. I have white spots on tongue that goes away when I wash with Candid Mouth Paint. Do I have to fear HIV ?

Response from Dr. Feinberg

If your HIV test is negative after 9 months and you've had no risk exposures in the meantime, then it's negative and you can relax. Hyperkeratosis happens to HIV-s and is not a typical sign of HIV.


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