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Do I Have Hairy Leukoplakia

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oral hairy leukoplakia

Dr. Bob,Is there any tratment for OHL? My doc says no. Should I come to The Frascino Medical Group for treatment?Dominic
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL) is caused by EBV (Epstein Barr virus). Often the condition is not treated unless someone is having pain or concerned about Read more »

Thrush, Oral Hairy Leukoplakia, & the tongue

I'm confused about Oral Hairy Leukoplakia, Thursh, and the tongue.Does Oral Hairy Leukoplakia occur... 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 »
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ddI + d4T Combination Therapy Proves Effective

...events were noted during the follow-up period although minor clinical endpoints such as oral thrush (1), herpes zoster (1) and oral hairy leukoplakia occurred in a few patients. Another pilot French trial conducted by Raffi and colleagues... Read more »
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I-57: Treatment of Primary HIV Infection with Zidovudine, Lamivudine and Indinavir: A Case-Control Study

...patients developed any major or minor complications of HIV, while in the untreated group 6 developed oral candida, 6 demonstrated oral hairy leukoplakia, 3 experienced peripheral neuropathy and one had esophageal candidiasis. Although this... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...opportunistic infections (see Fact Sheet 500 ) related to HIV. They are more likely to develop: thrush (see Fact Sheet 501 ) oral hairy leukoplakia (whitish mouth sores) bacterial pneumonia pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP, see Fact Sheet 515 ) ... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Smoking Tobacco and HIV

...stress on your body. Smoking weakens your immune system, making it harder to fight off deadly infections like fungal thrush, oral hairy leukoplakia (caused by the Epstein-Barre virus), as well as various types of pneumonia. Nicotine, a chemical... Read more »
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is this oral hairy leukoplakia ?

Posted by saturn5656
...Hello, I have a whitish appearance on both sides of my tongue. Bit scared that it could be oral hairy leukoplakia I have put a link to a photo which looks like the sides of my tongue. ... Read more »

Signs of Oral Hairy Leukoplakia - PLEASE HELP

Posted by anxious_TT, 1 Reply
Hi all, I am a worried male from UK & would greatly appreciate your help. I had protected sex with an 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... Read more »

Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by hello123, 2 Replies
...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 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... Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I was wondering if anyone out there has or has had hairy leukoplakia on their tongue? If so, how long did it take from when you first noticed it as a very small white to to being all the way down Read more »