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I Have Leukoplakia Does That Mean I Have Aids

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Leukoplakia? Does it mean I have HIV?

Dr. Dezube, My question is this: I have noticed whitish patches on the back of my throat (oropharynx)which are rather small and tend to blend in with the pink parts. In addition to this I have lately had 5 canker-like sores on the gums, and tongue,...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...plaques in the oral cavity) is actually associated with Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infection. Although it is commonly seen in HIV'ers, many folks with leukoplakia do NOT have HIV. I'm happy to hear that you'll be HIV-tested. Knowledge is power. You... Read more »

Question #1: Oral Hairy LeukoplakiaQuestion #2: Symptoms of Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

Question 1:Have you seen any documentation of Oral Hairy Leukoplakia in people with HIVprimary... Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia?

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Concerned about exposure time frame & OHL (Oral Hair Leukoplakia)

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...would appreciate any input. If the white spot (OHL?) seems to show up 6-8 months later is this possible if one was to contact HIV? I have had no other symptoms such as diarrhea, weight loss (in fact I believe I have gained weight), no loss of... Read more »

Signs of Oral Hairy Leukoplakia - PLEASE HELP

Posted by anxious_TT, 1 Reply
...individual of unknown sexual status in 2007 October. I decided to get a test 1 year after this incident due to the fear of HIV. I tested negative. my test was done at a UK - GUM clinic. However i had a small pain/swelling in the left side of... Read more »

hairy leukoplakia

Posted by midman13, 1 Reply
...is hairy leukoplakia easy to diagnose because i have some corrugation on the sides of my tongue but it is not white. Is this normal or should i be Read more »

Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by hello123, 2 Replies
...was just diagnosed with oral hairy leukoplakia! Why does he have that if we are neg? Everything I read about it also mentions HIV...I am just confused. Read more »