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Does Oral Leukoplakia Go Away On Its Own

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Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily transmitted throughunprotected (no condoms) anal sex, unprotected vaginal sex, and sharinginjection drug equipment. Oral sex has been shown to be less risky than these activities, but it isnot...
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Hairy Leukoplakia

I was diagnosed as HIV positive in December 1999. Baseline CD4 = 348; VL = 41,000. I am not yet on meds and am waiting results of my second reading. Overall I feel very good but do have some leukoplakia. My doctor has said it will go away when I...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Yes, for the most part, once HAART is initiated the oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL) will go away. Actually, we look for recurrence of OHL as a sign that there may be viral breakthrough on a person's current combination.If the appearance is bothersome,... Read more »

leukoplakia

Dear Doctor, I am a R.D.H. and have a patient in my office that appears to have leukoplakia in the mucobuccal fold bilaterally in the maxilla. He is a white male 45 yrs. old asymptomatic, nonsmoker, nondrinker, has been seen every 6 months for...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Oral hairy leukoplakia is a term used for a specific condition, related to the Epstein-Barr Virus, which appears on the lateral border of the tongue in immunocompromised individuals. I use the term immunocompromised since this condition has been... Read more »

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 the appearance of it. The treatment of choice is immune reconstitutions with effective... Read more »

Leukoplakia signs and symptoms...

Hello Doctor,First off, thank you for providing an invaluable source of information for a such a diverse group of people. I am interested in knowing what Oral Leukoplakia symptoms are. Currently, I believe I am HIV neg, but I have not tested yet. ...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL) is a non-removable, white, corrugated or "hairy" lesion seen on the lateral margin of the tongue. OHL HL is usually asymptomatic (not painful), although patients occasionally complain of its appearance or texture.... Read more »
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Concerned about exposure time frame & OHL (Oral Hair Leukoplakia)

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
Hello I've been very concerned lately because 6-8 months ago (could have been as early as 4 months ago) I noticed a small white spot on the side of my tongue. Initially I didn't think anything of it and thought it was something that I ate or a... Read more »

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 »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

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Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »