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Getting Leukoplakia When You Have Hiv

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Leukoplakia? Does it mean I have HIV?

Dr. Dezube, My question is this: I have noticed whitish patches on the back of my throat (oropharynx)which are rather small and tend to blend in with the pink parts. In addition to this I have lately had 5 canker-like sores on the gums, and tongue,...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Leukoplakia (white plaques in the oral cavity) is actually associated with Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infection. Although it is commonly seen Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia?

I have some vertical looking ribbing on the sides of my tongue in a pretty uniform row from close... 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 »
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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 Read more »

Concerned about exposure time frame & OHL (Oral Hair Leukoplakia)

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...remove this it does come back however this area has not grown in size over this duration. I was wondering if OHL (Oral Hair Leukoplakia) does grow or increase in size within this time span of 6-8 months? I've read that it can vary in growth... Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Has anyone ever heard of someone getting hairy leukoplakia on their tongue (confirmed by biopsy) and that person not having hiv. I have ohl and negative antibody tests and undetectable Read more »

Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

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