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Coated Tongue After Oral Sex Worried I Have HIV

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Whitish Coating on TongueThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Rick, I have a thin, slightly whitish coating on my tongue. The coating is uniform throughout the surface of the tongue. It doesn't appear in patches and my cheek insides are clear. I'm HIV negative and I heard people talk about thrushes...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Diseases such as Oral Hairy Leukoplakia and Thrush are only seen in adultswhen there is a problem with the immune system. If a person has theseinfections, and they test HIV negative, it indicates that the problems... Read more »

white coating on the tongue

I am getting white coating on my tomgue.Is it related to HIV? Morning I scrape off the white... Read more »

White coating on back of tongue

Doctor I can't express enough how awesome you are. I'm sure that you get MANY similar... Read more »
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coated tongue is not thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello. Ive seen a lot a lot of people concern about having their tongues whited. They say i brush it and the next day is the same, is this hiv sympton? NO. One thing is trush that appears like white patches in your tongue and other parts, that CAN... Read more »

White Tongue & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had unprotected oral sex with a woman whose hiv status I am unsure of. It was at the tail end of her period but saw no blood anywhere. We did have intercourse as well but we usd a condom. The following morning I notice a white coating on my... Read more »

For those worrying about their tongue being white

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Here's some pics of Hiv/AIDs patients with thrush (or white coat on tongue). Go to the HIV/AIDS section

http://www.afraidtoask.com/std.html
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Coated Tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Do any fellow HIV + peoples know what causes coated tongue(overgrowth of papilae)? I use a tongue cleaner and brush, but every morning it's still there. I dont suffer from dry mouth and feel somewhat o.k., and it doesn't cause any pain. I heard once... Read more »