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Hairy Tongue Could I Have HIV

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Hairy Tongue = HIV?

I have been tested using ELISA for HIV-1 five times and HIV-2 once over a course of several years since my last sexual exposure. All tests were reported negative. Throughout this same time period I continue to have hairy tongue despite a healthy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Does a hairy tongue equal HIV? No, of course not. You had only three low-risk exposures and subsequently have had five HIV-1 ELISAs and one HIV-2 ELISA over the course of several years, all of which have been negative. Dude, you just... Read more »

hairy tongue or oral hairy leukoplakia

A few months ago my dentist told me I have hairy tongue probably caused by cigarette smoking? Is... Read more »

Hairy Tongue and OHL

What is the difference between OHL and just a case of "hairy tongue" that is not HIV... Read more »
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AIDS Project Los Angeles

Positive Days

There's a sore on the back of my tongue. I look in the mirror and stick my tongue out as far as I can and I still can't see it. I can feel it, though. Every time I swallow it feels like someone is squeezing my tongue with a pair of pliers, and... Read more »
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Tongue and Tonsil Cancers May Be Linked to Early Sexual Habits, Research Suggests

Oral sex may be extremely common among people in the U.S. who consider it a "low-risk" activity. But oral sex may be riskier than many think -- and, no, we're not talking about HIV. We're talking about human papillomavirus (HPV), which has been... Read more »
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One Small Break From Religion, One Giant Leap Into Pride

Mark Milano I was 25 years old. I was a devout, born-again Catholic who went to charismatic prayer meetings and prayed in tongues. And I despised myself. To my core. Every night I prayed, "Please, Jesus, please make me like girls. Please." I... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and the Mouth

How Does HIV Affect the Mouth? Don't Ignore Mouth Problems! What Are the Signs of HIV in the Mouth? The Bottom Line How Does HIV Affect the Mouth? In the early years of the HIV epidemic, dentists were often the first health... Read more »
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OHL WHITE HAIRY TONGUE

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, does anyone know if you can have a white hairy tongue that doesn't scrape off and have white creamy cheeks on the mouthcheeks without being hiv+? I never had problems with my tongue it used to be pink and now I have floaters at times and never... Read more »

ORAL HAIRY LEUKOPLAKIA

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i am sure i have ohl. oral hairy luekoplakia. i have had a tounge problem now for at least 3 months. i read and read about possible problems, went to the dr. not thrush! seems to resolve on it's own but comes back. affects my inner cheecks too.... 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 viral load tests.

If you have heard of such a thing what did the... Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I developed hairy leukoplakia on one side of my tongue around chritmas time. It is still there. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how long after you get this you have to go on meds. My t-cells were 450 in October. Vl undetectable w/o meds.... Read more »