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Hairy Tongue During Window Period

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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 »

Window period extending or just post-test anxiety?

Hello Dr. Frascino,Firstly, you are a rare and refreshing person with the intelligence, strength,... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

The researchers describe the case of a 49-year-old male who presented at an Amsterdam STD outpatient clinic in the fall of 2009. The patient had "fever, malaise, generalized rash, anal itching and rectal discharge after unprotected receptive anal... Read more »
Body Positive

Aftershock

"I find myself going over to the window and looking at the skyline, again and again. I just keep thinking of those people in that building." --¬†Audrey "It just keeps replaying the scene in my mind. Like a big magic trick, I see those planes going... Read more »
Body Positive

The AIDS Theatre Project

The room is dim and depressingly institutional. The last vestiges of sunlight fight their way through grimy windows to compete with fluorescent lights that cast harsh shadows on all the occupants of the room except one. Kevin Frazier seems to glow... Read more »
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HIV window period and symptoms PLEASE COMMENT

Posted by xrayvison, 2 Replies
Well here is my story. I recently noticed bumps on the back of my tounge that are painless but i have never noticed them before and it freaked me out. I immediatly assumed the worst and started googling stuff which didn't ease my mind at all either.... Read more »

Window period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Since my exposure i have mada 12 tests, the last one 133 days after, 19 weaks, now 23 weaks after i began again with my tongue white, cheilitis angular, and of course it seems the next Elisa i will made will be positive. I will write it here the... Read more »

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 »

3 month window period im the exception to the rule

Posted by roma2010, 3 Replies
i know i am infected i was at work today and i fainted my tongue is so white with teeth marks on the side of it my body feels so hot all of it with no sweat i feel so confused like really spaced out my my lower back is killing me and this freaking... Read more »