May 5, 2003
I was reading in my college health book that a symptom of hiv infection is a white coating on the tongue. I have always had a white coating on my tongue as long as I can remember and I have seen others who do. Should I be worried? write soon please
| Response from Mr. Kull
No, you should not be worried. If you have had unprotected sex and are concerned about HIV infection, you can get tested three or more months after exposure. However, you should not be determining your status based on "symptoms" you are experiencing. Most people experience something that looks like a white coating on their tongue, and unless there has been a particular change in your oral health, or it is accompanied by other symptoms (like discomfort, irritation, difficulty eating or swallowing), you should not be concerned.
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