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Coated Tongue After Receiving Oral Sex Worried I Have HIV

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Coated Tongue? Something Else?

About two/three weeks ago I noticed my tongue was developing something of a white coating. Now it hasn't gone away... hasn't gotten worse either. It's there in the morning - but after a good brushing and tongue brushing, and some...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
From what you describe it sounds like you have nothing more than a mild case of coated tongue. There are numerous reasons why you have coated tongue, but it is possible that you are a' mouth breather' which would explain why it is worse in... Read more »

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... Read more »

Thrush?...or Coated Tongue after medicine

Dave,I have had protected sex with other people and recently developed a white tongue....evenly... Read more »
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Oral sex may be extremely common among people in the U.S. who consider it a "low-risk" activity. But oral sex may be riskier than many think -- and, no, we're not talking about HIV. We're talking about human papillomavirus (HPV), which has been... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Positive Days

There's a sore on the back of my tongue. I look in the mirror and stick my tongue out as far as I can and I still can't see it. I can feel it, though. Every time I swallow it feels like someone is squeezing my tongue with a pair of pliers, and... Read more »
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Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infection/HIV Counseling Services Received by Teen Males, 1995-2002

The authors set out to determine whether improvements have been made in the delivery of sexually transmitted infection (STI) and/or HIV counseling services to teenage males. Analysis was performed on data from two nationally representative surveys... Read more »
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HIV and Oral Sex

Can I get HIV from oral sex? For HIV counselors and safer sex educators, that has to be the most frequently asked question of the last two decades. The connection between HIV infection and oral sex has been debated since HIV was discovered. Even... 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 »

The Truth about Receiving Oral Sex

Posted by worried815
Ok, I posted this question below as part of another post, but what is the truth about receiving oral sex? Is there really basically no risk of HIV from recieving oral sex? Jackie says no risk (thank you again Jackie for your reply), and I want so... Read more »

receiving oral sex and risk of Hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Im very worried as I am a hyphochondriac, I am a male and I recently had a female perform unprotected oral sex to completion with ejaculation in her mouth and I was wondering what are the chances of getting Hiv trhis way? I did not notice any cold... Read more »

Received un[protected oral, worried ouf my wits!

Posted by merrywell, 1 Reply
Hi I received unprotected oral sex from 2 different guys of unknown HIV status(i'm a female). I did such a stupid thing and I hate myself for it. Anyway, am I at risk for getting HIV? Is testing even medically necessary? the forum on medhelp.org... Read more »