|leukoplakia symptomatic of seroconversion?
Dec 19, 2000
I may or may not have had exposure to HIV 7 weeks ago. i am now seeing what looks like the beginnings of hairy leukoplakia on my tongue. could leukoplakia show up this soon after being possibly infected?
thanks in advance
Response from Dr. Reznik
I would not expect oral hairy leukoplakia to be a sign of seroconversion.
There are several reasons why you may have a white looking area on the side of your tongue including the most common explanation which would be irritation or abrasion. I do advise that you visit a dentist experienced in oral medicine or an oral pathologist.
Wait with dental care?
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