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Clear some myths up for me
      #180816 - 03/18/06 10:02 PM

I've heard some of what I think are myths that I want cleared up:

First of all, can HIV pass through condoms? Someone told me that it could.

Secondly, what exactly is this "white tongue" that I hear about? And in terms of HIV, when does its onset happen?

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Re: Clear some myths up for me new
      #180828 - 03/18/06 10:47 PM

If HIV could pass through condoms, would all the health care providers continue to tell you to use them to protect yourselves? Never heard of a case that it has.

"White tongue" sounds more like thrush, kinda like having a yeast infection in your mouth. In terms of HIV and when the onset is? It's fairly common, yet it happens more when your immune system is low, and the virus is somewhat advanced.

Search for it and read up on it. I'm sure you will find some useful info.

Good luck!

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Re: Clear some myths up for me new
      #180836 - 03/18/06 11:01 PM

Sheep skin condoms are not safe. I don't even know if they still make those.I haven't seen those since the 80's .

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Re: Clear some myths up for me new
      #180837 - 03/18/06 11:07 PM

latex or polyurethane condoms STOP hiv transmission..when used properly*

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Re: Clear some myths up for me new
      #180867 - 03/19/06 01:49 AM

hi

regards from india

NO hiv cannot pass through an intact condom.

As for a white tongue, well there are various other clinical situations other than which may cause a white tongue, ergo evaluation of your status based on symptoms is improper.

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Re: Clear some myths up for me new
      #180921 - 03/19/06 10:34 AM

Secondly, what exactly is this "white tongue" that I hear about? Well whit tongue is something that happens to everyone at various times, it is a plaque coating on the tongue which can be brushed or scraped off.
And in terms of HIV, when does its onset happen? In HIV it can be a condition called thrush caused by a severely weakened immune system. Thrush is a severely painful thing but it can also be in non infected people caused buy antibiotics, use of some medications, dry saliva glands in the mouth, too much caffeine, or poor oral health.

Ergo the situation of having ones tongue coated is not in any way only related to HIV, it is something that can happen to anyone for many reasons as is thrush. I have had many people who have been diagnosed with thrush by a dentist or a medical professional come in for testing which none have ben HIV+. So to some it up it actually has nothing to do with HIV infection being it is a natural occurring phenomenon in everyday life for people.


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