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Getting Leukoplakia When You're Hiv Positive

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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

Is it possible to know when hairy leukoplakia appears when somebody is HIV+ ?Thanks. Read more »
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...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 ) For women,... Read more »
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Concerned about exposure time frame & OHL (Oral Hair Leukoplakia)

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...only information however from what I've gathered but it states that the initial detection of OHL the individual will develop AIDS within 24-36 months. Does anyone else know if there are any other symptoms that would associate with this? Or even... Read more »

Signs of Oral Hairy Leukoplakia - PLEASE HELP

Posted by anxious_TT, 1 Reply
...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 negative. my test was done at a UK - GUM clinic. However i had a small pain/swelling in the left side of... 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 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 »