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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 infection (ARS), or is this a symptom that only will be found in thelater stage of HIV and AIDS ? Question 2:Dose it exist a test for Oral Hairy...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. Oral Hairy Leukoplakia, like otheropportunistic diseases, is NOT normally seen with recent HIV infection(including Acute Viral Syndrome). In persons with HIV, it is normally seenduring advanced HIV infection,... Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia

I was recently diagnosed My baseline CD4 was 348; viral load was 41,000. I am not yet on meds and... Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia

I was diagnosed as HIV positive in December 1999. Baseline CD4 = 348; VL = 41,000. I am not yet... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Late Presentation for HIV Care in the United States and Canada

Noting that efforts to improve early detection and access to HIV services "have increased over time," the authors assessed patients' immune status at initial presentation for HIV care in 13 US and Canadian clinical cohorts from 1997 to 2007. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Experts Say Most People Are Still Reluctant to Get HIV Test

Despite the fact that early diagnosis and treatment can help HIV-positive people live longer, healthier lives, most people are still reluctant to get tested, a panel of experts said Monday during a World AIDS Day event at Highland Hospital in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Early Detection of TB Among HIV-Infected Could Avert Many Deaths

Early detection and treatment of TB among HIV-positive individuals could avert a significant number of deaths in South Africa, suggests a new report. Of 240 people ages 20-45 who died at a KwaZulu-Natal hospital in a recent 10-month period, 94... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Research Roundup: "Differences in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Care and Treatment Among Subpopulations in the United States"

Early diagnosis, antiretroviral therapy, prompt linkage to care and continued access to care reduce the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission and related illness and death. Noting that disparities in care and treatment for HIV exist and... Read more »
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Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Has anyone out there been diagnosed with hairy leukoplakia?

If so, how? Was it clinical or by biopsy? 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 worried because i also had some swollen lymph nodes and my girlfriend has had 2 yeast infections... Read more »

Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by hello123, 2 Replies
Well it has been a while since I last posted in here. After testing negative 5 years post exposure I started to move on with my life. My bf (who I have been with for 4 1/2 years) has also tested negative about 5 months ago. Well..my bf was just... Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia - Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was infected with HIV about 6 months ago.

Tested Poz.

I think I am experiencing Thrush, is it possible for it to occur so soon after infection?

Also are there any home remedies?? Read more »