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OHL = HIV?
Jul 1, 1999

can people without HIV have OHL? what causes OHL in those cases? how common are these conditions? approximately what percentage of cases of OHL are associated with HIV?

Response from Dr. Reznik

OHL is a marker of immunosuppression and can be seen in any condition where this be the case, such as HIV, immunosuppressive therapies, bone marrow transplant, etc. There have also been several case reports which have documented the presence of OHL in HIV-negative immunocompetent people. I cannot explain to you why we see OHL in immunocompetent individuals at this point in time as the research is not complete.

I hope this information proves helpful.

DR


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